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MACON, GA., May 29, 1865

Colonel VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Your telegram of yesterday is received. Carrying into effect the order for muster out I think will leave me ample force for Georgia and enable me to increase Hatch's division to 5,000 men. I shall have 10,000 men left out of Long's, Upton's, McCook's and Hatch's divisions. No order Numbers 94 has been received here,but Numbers 83 is in my possession. I am doing all in my power to carry out the former.

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

June 1, 1865

Official copy respectfully furnished for the information for Lieutenant General U. S. Grant, commanding Armies of the United States. This is in answer to the telegram directing all volunteer white troops, whose terms expire prior to October 1, to be mustered out.

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ATLANTA, May 29, 1865.

Major-General WILSON:

The railroad track is down to Chattahoochee River, and about laid to Vining's, four miles beyond. Everything drags for want of axes. We are doing all that can be done. Bridge getting on well. The ambulance trains are here, waiting orders.

Yours, truly,

E. F. WINSLOW,

Brevet Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,

Memphis, Tenn., May 29, 1865.

Brigadier General WILLIAM D. WHIPPLE,

Chief of Staff, Department of the Cumberland:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inform you that I have arrived at Memphis, and in pursuance of Special Orders, Numbers 201, extract 4, Army Headquarters, Adjutant-General's Office, dated Washington, D. C., May 2, 1865, have assumed command of the District of West Tennessee.

Very respectfully,your obedient servant,

JOHN E. SMITH,

Brevet Major-General

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST. OF WEST TENNESSEE, Numbers 59.

Memphis, Tenn., May 29, 1865.

The undersigned having tendered his resignation, this day relinquishes the command of the District of West Tennessee. On doing so he avails himself of the occasion to tender his profound and grateful thanks to the officers and soldiers of his command, whose soldierly conduct and manly bearing since he resumed command here are deserving the highest praise. He congratulates them on the return of peace and the prospect of a speedy return to their homes and the duties of civil