subject to his order by telegraph or otherwise. Will you please forward Capt. Edwards such orders for escort and protection as may be deemed necessary, unless our Cavalry in that vicinity will be sufficient?" LS (press), ibid. Also on Feb. 11, Capt. Arthur Edwards, Bridgeport, telegraphed to USG. "The new Steamer Chickamauga 175 feet long 27 feet beam 4½ feet hold & 42 feet over all was launched this day at noon by lowering her into the Tenn. river with tackles without the least to her hull" Copy, DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Telegrams Received. On Feb. 16, Capt. Adam Badeau, Nashville, wrote to Parsons. "I am directed by Maj. Gen. Grant to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of Feby 11th, and in reply to state that the left bank of the Tennessee as far as Decatur will be occupied by him, before any rise occurs; and as soon as he is notified by telegraph or otherwise, of the arrival of the steamers 'Alone' and 'Convoy 2' at the Shoals, he will send escorts to convoy them up the river." ALS, Parsons Papers, IHi.
Headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi
Nashville Tenn. Feby. 12,1864.
GENERAL ORDERS, No. 5,
All persons not exempt from the Amnesty granted by the Proclamation of the President, dated December 8th, 1863, owning cotton and other Southern products, and residing in localities from where it would naturally or of necessity pass through Nashville, Tenn., to the North, may in pursuance of the "Additional Regulations of Trade" bring the same to Nashville for sale on his own account, in compliance with Trade Regulations, if he resides within the line of national military occupation; and where such owner lives beyond the lines of such military occupation he shall deliver the same to the Supervising Special Agent or Assistant Special Agent of the Treasury Department, at Nashville, as the case may be, to be sold for his benefit, in pursuance of said Treasury Regulations, on his compliance with the requirements of the same.
II ... Persons will not be allowed to go to the front nor to send agents there for the purpose of of purchasing cotton on pain of expulsion from the Military Division and forfeiture to the Government of all they have purchased.