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HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Macon, Ga., May 7, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier-General WINSLOW,

Commanding Fourth Division Cavalry, Atlanta, Ga.:

The general commanding directs that if, after consulting with Colonel Eggleston, you do not think it necessary to send a force to Newnan you need not do so. You can take any supplies you find which are necessary for your command. From latest information the general thinks he is attempting to pass south of this point.

M. H. WILLIAMS,

Major and Acting Assistant Inspector-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

In the Field, Bear Creek, May 7, 1865-10 a. m.

Major E. B. BEAUMONT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Corps, Macon, Ga.:

MAJOR: Received near Griffin your dispatches sent by Captain Siverd, First Ohio Cavalry. Have nothing new to send you. Left a good company at Griffin with proper orders. I think the officer will use vigilance and know what goes on near and in that vicinity. Will leave another force at Jonesborough. Have parties well out to the east. Shall encamp to-night beyond Jonesborough, perhaps fifteen miles this side of Atlanta, where my column will arrive to-morrow a. m.

Your obedient servant,

E. F. WINSLOW,

Brevet Brigadier-General.

Nothing in the country like previous or forage. Water on this road and near the railroad very scarce.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Macon, Ga., May 7, 1865.

The OFFICER IN COMMAND OF FEDERAL TROOPS AT COLUMBUS:

The purposes for which you were sent up the river demand that you should continue your march toward West Point and Talladega rapidly, watching all roads from the east. Go to Opelika and will send you further instructions at that place. Colonel Cole, C. S. Army, commanding post at Columbus, will transmit this to you.

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.

EASPORT, May 7, 1865.

(Received 8th.)

Major-General THOMAS, U. S. Army:

Your dispatches of the 4th instant are received, copies of which, as well as the dispatch in regard to the surrender of the forces under command of General Taylor, have been sent to General Croxton by various routes. I have ordered a portion of the train teams to be turned over to regiments and shall send Bvt. Brigadier General George Spalding, with 1,200 mounted men, in the direction of Elyton to-morrow