|January 22-ca. February 2, 1865, Exile of influential citizens of Davidson, Rutherford and Williamson counties|
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Eastport, Miss., February 2, 1865.
Col. J. G. PARKHURST, Provost-Marshal-Gen., Department of the Cumberland:
COL.: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of date January 22 relative to certain persons who have been required to show cause why they should not be sent beyond the Federal lines and asking for further instructions. The major-general commanding directs that you not only require the leading and influential citizens of Davidson, Rutherford, and Williamson Counties, of the State of Tennessee, to show cause why they should not be sent south, but that you require from this class of residents wherever they come within your reach anywhere within the limits of the State, such statements made in accordance with existing orders. He further directs that until further orders you send the papers in each case to these headquarters for final decision.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
ROBT. H. RAMSEY, Assistant Adjutant-Gen.
OR, Ser. I, Vol. 49, pt. I, p. 629.