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IUKA, May 30, 1865

Major-General THOMAS:

Do you wish me to do anything to save the Confederate cotton now scattered through this country south of me? It is in very bad condition; wants rebagging.

E. HATCH,

Brevet Major-General.

NASHVILLE, May 30, 1865.

Brevet Major-General HATCH,

Iuka:

General Thomas does not desire you to do anything to save the Confederate cotton; the Treasury Department can look after it if they think it worth while.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General, &c.

NASHVILLE, May 30, 1865

Major-General STONEMAN,

Knoxville, Tenn.:

The capture of Champ Ferguson and surrender of his guerrillas render General Rousseau's expedition unnecessary and it will not start. Yours will, however, go on.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General, &c.

KNOXVILLE, May 30, 1865

Brigadier-General WHIPPLE,

Chief of Staff:

A Mr. Chapman is here on the part of the people of North Carolina and desires the permission and assistance of the United States Government to transport salt from the salt-works in Virginia to North Carolina, via Greeneville and Asheville. He asks use of the railroad and Government teams. Have I anything to do with it, and can he have the assistance asked for?

GEORGE STONEMAN.

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, May 30, 1865.

SECRETARY OF WAR,

Washington, D. C.:

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication in relation to the cotton captured at Mobile, and to inclose copies of the special order issued in pursuance of those instructions.*

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.

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*See May 28, p. 925.

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