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mounted men should be sent. This point is very important now, and if I am to remain you might let my staff come on cars, and let my escort with headquarters wagons come by land. Captain Rodgers can march it in three days. I need the staff to parole the prisoners.

E. UPTON,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Macon, Ga., May 4, 1865-9 a.m.

Bvt. Major General E. UPTON,

Augusta, Ga.:

If the orders which have arrived for the corps are such as can be trusted to the telegraph you may send them, but not otherwise. Let me know also if the movement of your division to Atlanta will interfere with their execution.

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.

AUGUSTA, May 4, 1865.

Major-General WILSON:

Major Gray and Captain Barker, U. S. Army, have arrived with about 17,000 rations from Savannah and some clothing. Major Gray will go back as soon as you can inform him what supplies you want. The dismounted men should now be sent, as every train bringing supplies will have to be guarded. Molineux's brigade, Nineteenth Corps, is on the way to garrison this place. The first regiment will arrive in three days. When shall I return to Macon? I wait further orders.

E. UPTON,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Macon, Ga., May 4, 1865.

Major General E. UPTON,

Augusta, Ga.:

Am glad supplies have arrived. Will let Major Gray know what is required as soon as I get the report. Sent a boat under charge of an acting commissary of subsistence down Ocmulgee several days ago. The officer ought to reach Savannah by the 7th. I wish him to bring his supplies by way of Augusta.

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.

AUGUSTA, May 4, 1865.

General WILSON:

Have you sent any dismounted men by rail to this point? The powder mill and Government works would be at the mercy of a mob, should one occur. Much property belonging to the Government was taken last Monday. The powder magazine has 60,000 pounds of powder in it under a citizen guard. I have urgent need for every staff officer to parole prisoners, also clerks. Lewis' brigade which reports to Wheeler will be at Washington on the 6th. He wants an officer to meet him at