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NASHVILLE, July 1, 1865.

General WILSON:

I forward you the following from the Secretary of War. Please have his instructions carried out as soon as possible.*

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, July 1, 1865.

General WILSON:

Don't send cavalry to Florida, unless ordered to do so by General Grant. He informed me when in Washington that he had directed you to send about 2,000 to South Carolina. If you have not been able to spare that many yet, you can relieve the reorganized regiment [sic] return to Georgia. The Cavalry Corps will be dissolved and you placed in command of the cavalry in Georgia and will be in the district where Macon is. Report to General Steedman, commanding department, headquarters at Augusta. Make out a letter of recommendation that General G. W. Smith be pardoned, and I will forward it, recommended. Many thanks for the fruit; it is nice, and the finest I have seen.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE TENNESSEE, No. 8. Nashville, Tenn., July 1, 1865.

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IV. Bvt. Brigadier General W. T. Ward having reported at these headquarters in compliance with Special Orders, No. 318, paragraph 46, current series, War Department, will report in person to Major General J. M. palmer, commanding Department of Kentucky, for assignment to duty.

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XIV. Bvt. Major General R. S. Granger with his command is hereby assigned to the Department of Alabama, and will report to Major General C. R. Woods, commanding.

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XXIII. The One hundred and first U. S. Colored Infantry is hereby relieved from further duty at Clarksville, Tenn. The commanding officer will report without delay with his command for duty at Nashville, Tenn., to Brigadier General C. B. Fisk, assistant commissioner for Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands for Kentucky and Tennessee.

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By command of Major-General Thomas:

HENRY M. CIST,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., 14TH ARMY CORPS, No. 31. Near Louisville, Ky., July 1, 1865.

I. Bvt. Major General C. C. Walcutt having received a leave of absence the undersigned hereby assumes command of the division.

GEO. P. BUELL,

Brevet Brigadier-General.

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*See Stanton to Thomas, June 29, p.1051.

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