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whether this command be sent by rail to Strawberry Plains, as the terms of their paroles seem to conflict in the General Order, Numbers 27.

Respectfully,

DAVIS TILLSON,

Brigadier-General,

Per W. W. DEANE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GREENEVILLE, TENN., May 15, 1865.

Major G. M. BASCOM,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Knoxville:

The troops of Generals Palmer and Govan are infantry. The field officers are mounted on private horses. The cavalrymen are with General Palmer. He has ten wagons (mule teams), same number of ambulances, and a small supply train. I have no means of knowing the amount of transportation with General Govan's brigade, only that he has the usual field transportation. General Palmer's command was with Johnston and Hood in the Atlanta and Nashville campaigns. It is not the Palmer who commanded Confederate forces in this section.

W. W. DEANE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

PADUCAH, May 15, 1865. (Received 9.40 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I see it stated in the telegraphic dispatches that I have been removed from command on account of sympathy with traitors, and failing to protect Union men, &c. I withdraw my letter asking to be mustered out, and ask a rigid investigation into all my official acts.

S. MEREDITH,

Brigadier-General.

NASHVILLE, May 15, 1865.

Major General C. C. WASHBURN,

Memphis:

Administer the oath of allegiance to no person, except as provided by orders from the War Department, and the oath of amnesty to no one, except by permission of the major-general commanding the department.

By command of Major-General Thomas:

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE, Numbers 56.

Memphis, Tenn., May 15, 1865.

Brigadier General B. S. Roberts, U. S. Volunteers, having reported to these headquarters for assignment to duty, in compliance with Special Field Orders, Numbers 112, extract 1, headquarters Department of the Cumber-