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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE ETOWAH,

Chattanooga, Tenn., May 2, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER SECOND BRIGADE, FIRST SEPARATE DIVISION, ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND:

COLONEL: You will have your command in readiness to move with five days' rations on the receipt of orders.

By command of Major-General Steedman:

S. B. MOE,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

TULLAHOMA, May 2, 1865.

Major B. H. POLK,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Nashville:

Your telegram received. Am I to understand that I am directed to send flags of truce to all bands of guerrillas, horse-thieves, and other armed outlaws that may be within reach of my command? I have eighteen of these cut-throats in my stockade under charges, awaiting trial? Shall I make the proposition to them? They are not so bad as some of the armed bands who are in the brush. All will gladly go through the motions of accepting the terms offered.

R. H. MILROY,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., May 2, 1865.

Major General R. H. MILORY,

Tullahoma:

Your dispatch in reference to the order sent you yesterday has been submitted to Major-General Thomas, who says the order intends to apply to all bands of armed men. The men already in your stockade are not included. You will make it understood that all men who refuse to cease their warfare against the Government or the citizens of the country will be regarded nd treated as outlaws.

By command of Major-General Rousseau:

B. H. POLK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., May 2, 1865-10.45 p. m.

(Received 3rd.)

Major General G. H. THOMAS,

Nashville, Tenn.:

Dispatch just received from Colonel Palmer, dated half way from Rutherfordton to Yorkville, April 28. He reports that he is reliably informed that Davis, Breckinridge, Benjamin, and others, escorted by Dibrell's division, about 2,000 strong, and having a number of wagons, said to be loaded with specie, passed through Yorkville, S. C., on morning of 28th. Colonel Palmer thinks Davis will pass through Laurens and Abbeville, as they left Yorkville on the Union Court-House road, and he should move direct to Laurens, from which he was the same distance as from Laurens to there. Davis would be but one day the start of him.

GEO. STONEMAN,

Major-General.