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Page 6 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LVII.


HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In Front of Brentwood, December 1, 1864-12 m.

Major-General SCHOFIELD:

Since my last the enemy has begun skirmishing with my rear near Wilson's Mill. Your order is received; I shall obey it all follows Hatch moves by road north of Brentwood to Thompson's Chapel; Johnson by road south of Brentwood to Winsted pike and Thomson's Chapel; Hammond to same place, moving on Johnson's right; all having out strong rear guards.

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.

A prisoner from the rebel infantry, just brought in, says the rebels crossed Harpetch early this morning and are marching on.

J. H. W.


HDQRS. CAV. CORPS, MIS. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Five Miles from Nashville, on Nolesville Pike,

December 1, 1864-3.20 p. m.

Major General G. H. THOMAS,

Commanding Department of the Cumberland:

GENERAL: I occupy a most excellent position. Colonel Wharton will explain fully my views. If you can protect my right flank by infantry we can beat Forrest's whole force. We need rations, medical officers, and all the mounted and dismounted men belonging to the regiments now with me. Send out Hatch's and Croxton's men first.. No enemy in my front yet. I will picket well out and well around to the eastward.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.


HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Near Brentwood, December 1, 1864.

Major J. A. CAMBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Ohio:

MAJOR: I am directed by General Wilson to inform you that the cavalry sent out on the Franklin pike discovered a column of infantry advancing up toward Nashville.

Very respectfully,

JOHN N. ANDREWS,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Brentwood, December 1, 1864.

Major E. B. BEAUMONT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The general commanding directs that you send the Fourth U. S. Cavalry out on the Nolensville pike, to join ut at Thompson's Chapel.


Page 6 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LVII.

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