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Page 7 Chapter LVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

Instruct them to drive all cavalrymen back out of town to the corps. Send out ammunition-Sharps, Burnside, and Spencer-immediately; have it consigned to division ordnance officer.

Very respectfully,

JOHN N. ANDREWS,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Five Miles south of Nashville, December 1, 1864.

Major E. B. BEAUMONT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

See General Thomas and make arrangements to send four batteries to me in the morning. I would like McCook's battery and the two regular batteries, if they can be got ready. My position in splendid. No enemy yet in front. Had pretty sharp skirmish at Brentwood all night. I have directed all the roads from the Franklin pike to the Lebanon to be picketed. Show this to General Thomas.

Respectfully,

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.


HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI.

December 1, 1864.

Major E. B. BEAUMONT,
Assistant Adjutant-General:

The general commanding directs that you send to him immediately a morning report of Camp Webster, and order all the officers at our headquarters to report to him.

Very respectfully,

JOHN N. ANDREWS,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


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

[Brevet Major-General WILSON:]

GENERAL: I send the morning report* called for, and have ordered the officers out. It is impossible to let Carling go, as his presences of the utmost importance here to take charge of the large number of wagons now here. All the men in Camp Webste have been armed and equipped, and are in position stretching from the river to the Murfreesborough pike. General Watkins is in command, by direction of General Thomas. We have two batteries, Eighteenth Indiana and First Illinois Artillery, eight guns in all. Watkinks' brigade is expected to-night. I have ordered the Fourth, what there is mounted, to march, escort the ammunition train, and take out stragglers. You did not specify how many rounds of ammunition you wanted, and I had to

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Page 7 Chapter LVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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