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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Nashville, May 15, 1865.

Brigadier General EDWARD HATCH,

Eastport, Miss.:

You may parole such regiments as desire to surrender to you at Iuka and Corinth, but be careful to do so in accordance with the requirements of the instructions sent you some time since. Summon Chandler to surrender, and, if he refuses, declare him an outlaw and treat him accordingly, and inform the people that hereafter all illegal bands will be regarded and treated as outlaws. Will direct Van Duzer to place a battery on the line of sufficient strength to answer all purposes.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, May 15, 1865.

Brigadier General E. HATCH, Eastport:

All paroled prisoners under the recent surrender belonging to the States of Kentucky and Missouri arriving at Eastport by agreement with General Canby will be forwarded as soon as possible to Paducah to await orders for their final disposition from the Secretary of War.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Eastport, Miss., May 15, 1865.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Commanding Department of the Cumberland, Nashville, Tenn.:

There are a great number of citizens in this portion of the country who are actually in a starving condition. I would respectfully request instructions in regard to their support. Do you wish me to furnish them rations, or shall assessments be made on the citizens who are in better circumstances?

EDWARD HATCH,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

PULASKI, May 15, 1865.

Brigadier General WILLIAM D. WHIPPLE,

Chief of Staff:

Gilbert, faithful to his promise, has returned, having surrendered his men at Decatur, nearest point to his old camp.

R. W. JOHNSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Nashville, May 15, 1865.

Brigadier General R. S. GRANGER,

Decatur, Ala.:

Your action with regard to re-establishing law and order in Northern Alabama, as reported in your communications of April 20 and 28,