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men have got the idea from newspapers that they are to be mustered out. Please inform me as soon as possible what is the policy in this matter.

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, May 22, 1865-5 p.m.

Bvt. Major General J. H. WILSON, Macon:

Only that portion of the cavalry whose term of service expires before the 31st of October is to be mustered out. The instructions from General Grant are that you should remain at Macon, or some central point in Georgia, with a division of 4,000 men, and send the remainder to Tennessee. You are authorized to retain with you regiments whose terms of service do not expire before the 31st of October, the aggregate of which is 4,000 men.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army.

MACON, GA., May 22, 1865.

(Received 23rd.)

Major General G. H. THOMAS, U. S. Army:

There is a large quantity of C. S. A. cotton stored throughout Georgia. An officer of the Treasury Department should be sent to collect it.

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, No. 86.

Macon, Ga., May 22, 1865.

I. Bvt. Brigadier General E. F. Winslow, commanding First Brigade, Fourth Division, will take charge of the Atlanta and Chattanooga Railroad for the United States and adopt such measures as may be necessary to put it in running order with the least possible delay. He is authorized to make such disposition of his brigade as he may think proper.

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IX. Captain Gates, provost-marshal, Second Division, Cavalry Corps, will proceed to Coller Station, on Brunswick Railroad, to parole prisoners in that vicinity. Having performed his duty he will return to his command. Captain Gates will report to the provost-marshal, Cavalry Corps, for instructions.

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 22, 1865.

Colonel R. H. G. MINTY,

Commanding Second Division, Cavalry Corps:

COLONEL: The brevet major-general commanding directs that you detail an officer to take charge of and deliver the archives of the State