War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 0904 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

May 25, 1865

Brigadier General R. W. JOHNSON,

Commanding Second Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee:

GENERAL: The petition of V. M. Benham and others, of Florence, Ala., asking you to continue your forces with them together with your indorsement upon it of May 23, has been received at these headquarters. The major-general commanding directs that you will not remove your forces so soon as the 9th of June, as spoken of by you, but that they be kept where they now are until peace is fully restored. The major-general commanding is gratified to learn so good an account of the men under your command as indicated in the body of the petition.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General, and Chief of Staff.

CHATTANOOGA, May 25, 1865

Brigadier General WILLIAM D. WHIPPLE,

Chief of Staff:

I leave for Resaca at 7 a.m. to-morrow on special train to regulate matters there and in vicinity. Return to Dalton and review General Salm's brigade, returning here early Saturday morning. Any dispatch or important [message] will be forwarded to me by Captain Harvey Officer my acting assistant adjutant-general.

H. M. JUDAH,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

May 25, 1865

Major General L. H. ROUSSEAU,

Commanding District of Middle Tennessee:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding the department directs that you send the Fourth Tennessee (mounted) Infantry, Colonel Blackburn commanding, through White, Overton, Fentress, and Montgomery Counties to Morgan for the purpose of restoring quiet to that region, now so much infested by guerrillas. Orders will be sent General Stoneman, commanding in East Tennessee, to send a force to the same region by another route, and the major-general commanding desire that you will confer with him as to the time of starting, that the two commands may meet at Morgan. After having met General Stoneman's command your force will return to Alexandria and report.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Carthage, Tenn., May 25, 1865

Major-General ROUSSEAU:

SIR: I have the honor to report to you that the 21st of this instant Captain Jacob C. Bennett, with seventeen men all in arms, surrendered