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has not yet entered this labor. As soon as they arrive I will proceed with the whole fleet to Apalachicola and establish a permanent military post there, as ordered by the major-general commanding to command the harbor, the mouth of the Apalachicola River, and the surrounding country, and to protect all public property that may be collected at that place.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A.. ASBOTH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, May 25, 1865. (Received 4.50 p.m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

The Louisville and Nashville Railroad having been so much damaged by storms last week that trains cannot pass over it before Saturday next, I shall be unable to start to Washington before that time, in compliance with an invitation from the President.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, May 25, 1865.

Brigadier General WILLIAM D. WHIPPLE,

Nashville, Tenn.:

Your telegram of the 19th instant has been received and submitted. The Government does not furnish transportation to paroled rebel prisoners where any expense is incurred thereby. The request is not granted.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

May 25, 1865.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:

Having by unintentional oversight omitted to include in my letter of the 15th instant the name of Brigadier General R. W. Johnson, U. S. Volunteers, for promotion in the Army of the United States as brevet brigadier-general, I would respectfully request that this correction be made, and his name added to the list of officers therein recommended for such promotion.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army.

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