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CHATTANOOGA, May 13, 1865.

Brigadier General WILLIAM D. WHIPPLE,

Chief of Staff:

General Salm telegraphs me from Dalton that General Wilson has sent Lieutenant Bayard in charge of Governor Brown, of Georgia, a prisoner, under orders to report him to Secretary of War at Washington, and that they have arrived at Dalton. Shall they be forwarded here and on to Nashville, and in what manner?

CHAS. CRUFT,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

NASHVILLE, May 13, 1865.

Major General CHARLES CRUFT,

Chattanooga:

Forward Governor Brown, of Georgia, as a prisoner, under guard, to this place, thence on to Washington; the same guard to be sent through, probably.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General.

CHATTANOOGA, May 13, 1865.

Brigadier General WILLIAM D. WHIPPLE,

Chief of Staff:

Thirty-seven paroled prisoners crossed railroad near Ooltewah to-day, intending to cross Tennessee at Harrison. They were mounted on horses stolen since paroled. They say they are on way on Kentucky.

CHARLES CRUFT,

Brevet Major-General.

NASHVILLE, May 13, 1865.

Major-General CRUFT,

Chattanooga:

Stop that band of paroled rebels and take their stolen horses from them if possible. General Rousseau will receive orders to the same effect. They can be permitted to walk home, provided they take the oath of allegiance; otherwise not.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General, &c.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, May 13, 1865.

Major General L. H. ROUSSEAU:

GENERAL: The above* is a copy of a dispatch received, and is furnished for the information of Major-General Rousseau, who will endeavor to capture this party and take their horses from them. The men, moreover, have no right to enter Kentucky without taking the oath of allegiance. General Cruft has been directed to stop them if possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

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*See Cruft to Whipple, second, ante.

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