War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 0688 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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ATLANTA, May 9, 1865.

Major-General WILSON:

If you send negroes to work on the railroad you had better send 700 spades and shovels and as many axes sent with [them]. There are many ties to be got out. I think 3,000 men can put this railroad in running order in two weeks. Shall send out parties northwest to-day. Will write you and send to-morrow morning a short statement of the condition of the railroad to Dalton.

Your obedient servant,

E. F. WINSLOW,

Brevet Brigadier-General.

NASHVILLE, May 9, 1865.

Brigadier General R. W. JOHNSON,

Pulaski:

Send a reliable force, say 100 men, to Florence to assist in re-establishing civil government. Let them be men who will not pillage the country or depredate upon the people.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General, &c.

HUNTSVILLE, May 9, 1865.

Brigadier General WILLIAM D. WHIPPLE,

Chief of Staff:

Men are continually coming in from Russell's, Roddey's, and Forrest's commands, who claim the same terms as were granted to General Lee. Are they to be paroled here or sent to Nashville?

R. S. GRANGER,

Brigadier-General.

NASHVILLE, May 9, 1865.

Brigadier General R. S. GRANGER,

Huntsville, Ala.:

The general commanding directs that you cause all men who surrender themselves and claim the same terms granted General Lee [to report] to provost-marshal-general of this department on duplicate rolls and separate from all other prisoners.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

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

Macon, Ga., May 9, 1865.

Major General J. B. STEEDMAN,

Commanding District of the Etowah, Kingston, Ga.:

GENERAL: This will be handed you by John W. Glenn, whom I have sent up to take charge of the railroad repairs northward from Atlanta. He will explain his views and the means at his disposal, as well as what assistance he will need from you. Funds and tools will be the most essential means necessary at this end. It would be well to arrange for disbursement through your own quartermaster, as I have no money