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ORDERS.] HDQRS. CAV. CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Macon, Ga., May 14, 1865.

Orders dated May 5, 1865, from these headquarters authorizing the quartermaster general of the State of Georgia to obtain supplies of bacon, breadstuff, and other commissary stores for the benefit of the poor of Georgia, is amended to include Georgia State authorities in addition to C. S. authorities. Orders dated May 6, 1865, from these headquarters, authorizing the quartermaster-general of Georgia to loan C. S. horses, mules, wagons, and harness, is hereby amended to include Georgia State horses, mules, wagons, and harness.

By command of Brevet Major-General Wilson:

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Macon, Ga., May 14, 1865.

Brigadier-General McCOOK,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: We have succeeded in capturing Jefferson Davis, his family, and several other important characters. Clement C. Clay came in and gave himself up. Alex. H. Stephens was taken at home. All are now en route for Washington. Davis left here last night at dark and passed through Atlanta at half-past 4 this morning. Breckinridge is still at large, and General Wilson is of the opinion that he has passed down between the Oconee and Ohoopee Rivers to reach Florida. The general desires that you will keep a sharp lookout for Breckinridge. Dispose of your duties at Tallahassee soon as possible and return to Macon, as it is probable the corps will move northward very soon. Scarcity of forage is threatening us, and we shall soon be compelled to leave this part of Georgia. It is impossible to give your orders at this distance, and everything is left to your own discretion as regards the disposition of prisoners, property, &c.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Macon, Ga., May 14, 1865-8.30 a. m.

Brevet Major-General UPTON,

Atlanta, Ga.:

Your dispatches were not received till this morning. Your dispositions are approved. Notify me of the safe arrival of the party at Augusta and their safe departure.

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.

ATLANTA, May 14, 1865.

Major-General WILSON:

GENERAL: Your dispatch of yesterday received. General Upton left with the party at 4.30 a. m. I have sent him, by telegraph to Augusta, relative to sixty men.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES W. LATTA,

Assistant Adjutant-General.