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making a most perfect success had not a most painful mistake occurred by which the Fourth Michigan and First Wisconsin collided, which cost us 2 men killed and Lieutenant Boutelle wounded through the arm, in the Fourth Michigan, and 3 men wounded in the First Wisconsin. This occurred just at daylight, after we had captured the camp, by the advance of the First Wisconsin not properly answering our challenge, by which they were mistaken for the enemy. I returned to this point last night. Shall move on to Macon without awaiting orders from you as directed, feeling that the whole object of the expedition is accomplished. It will take me at least three days to reach Macon. We are seventy-five miles out, and our stock much wearied. I hope to reach Hawkinsville to-night.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. D. PRITCHARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel Fourth Michigan Cavalry.

ATLANTA, May 11, 1865.

Brevet Major-General WILSON:

Brevet Major-General Upton started for Macon at 5.30 this a. m.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOMAS C. GILPIN,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Macon, Ga., May 11, 1865 j- 3 p. m.

Bvt. Brigadier General E. F. WINSLOW,

Atlanta, Ga.:

You are authorized and directed to take charge of the railroad repairs northward. Captain Glenn will take charge of engineer operations. Push the work rapidly.

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.

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

Macon, Ga., May 11, 1865.

Brigadier General E. F. WINSLOW,

Commanding U. S. Forces, Atlanta, Ga.:

You will immediately collect all the C. S. cotton within your reach, by rail or otherwise, at Atlanta and have it ready for shipment. You will report to these headquarters the amount now in your hands.

By order, & c.:

M. H. WILLIAMS,

Major and Acting Assistant Inspector-General.

PULASKI, May 11, 1865.

Brigadier General WILLIAM D. WHIPPLE,

Chief of Staff:

Various persons coming from south of river report that Forrest recently had a man shot for desertion, and the brother of the murdered man shot and killed Forrest.

R. W. JOHNSON,

Brigadier-General.