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HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Macon, Ga., May 15, 1865-9 a. m.

Bvt. Major General E. UPTON,

Augusta, Ga.:

In pursuance of instructions from the President, you will assume temporary command at Augusta and proceed at once to execute the following order, based upon the request of General Thomas and reliable information in his possession: You will arrest G. C. Torbett, president, and John A. Fisher, cashier, of the Bank of Tennessee, now at Augusta, with the goods and assets of said bank deposited in the vaults of the Bank of Augusta; also J. T. Dunlap, J. E. R. Ray, and Joel A. Battle, having in their possession the archives of the State of Tennessee, carried off by order of ex-Governor Harris. You are further directed to seize all locomotives and cars belonging to the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. You will lose no time in securing the above named parties, property, books, archives, funds, and railroad rolling-stock and hold them subject to the orders of the Governor of the State of Tennessee. Brevet Brigadier-General Molineux will give you all necessary assistance. Report receipt of this order by telegraph and notify me of its execution.

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.

AUGUSTA, May 15, 1865.

Major-General WILSON:

Dispatch received. Will execute the orders at once and report.

E. UPTON,

Brevet Major-General.

AUGUSTA, May 15, 1865.

Brevet Major-General WILSON:

We have possession of the assets of the Bank of Tennessee. The president, Mr. Torbett, is not in Augusta. Mr. Fisher is expected to-night. They are anxious to return to Tennessee, I am told, and every facility has been extended by other officers of the bank. I cannot learn of the whereabouts of the State archives. They were in Montgomery last winter. Mr. Dunlap and Ray were here last Wednesday, but can find nothing about them to-day. They will undoubtedly report when they arrive in town. All the parties named in dispatch I think are very desirous of returning to their State. Colonel Stevenson, president of Chattanooga and Nashville Railroad, is making out report of rolling-stock, which will be sent as soon as received. Some of it is now used by the Georgia Railroad to transport paroled men. It is ready to move as soon as the road to Dalton is opened. The president and superintendent are both alive to the interests of the company, and there is no necessity of guarding its property. Hope to trail the State archives to-morrow.

E. UPTON,

Brevet Major-General.

AUGUSTA, May 15, 1865.

Major-General WILSON:

The specie, books, &c., of the Georgia Central Railroad having been turned over to me, would like to have them sent to Macon. Shall I