HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, December 17, 1864-10.50 [p. m.]. Major General J. H. WILSON,
Commanding Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi:
GENERAL: Yours of 6 and 7.10 this eve received. The major-general commanding approves of your suggestion to feed and push on in the morning as early as possible. He also desires to express his high appreciation of the conduct of yourself, officers, and men. He has just learned from General A. J. Smith that he yesterday captured Johnson’s entire division, including Johnson himself.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
WM. D. WHIPPLE,
Assistant Adjutant-General, &c.
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