Huntsville, May 22, 1864

Colonel LONG,
Commanding Brigade:

Major-General Blair has received a dispatch from General Sherman saying that your command would accompany this corps. It will be necessary for you to be at Decatur Thursday next. Answer.

Lieutenant-Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General.

Reynolds’, May 22, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel ALEXANDER,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Blair’s Corps:

I arrived at this point to-day from Columbia. Can be at Decatur by or before Thursday next. Forage will be the only cause of delay.

E. Long,
Colonel, Commanding Second Brigade, Second Division