War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0478 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS, Germantown, September 9, 1863.

Major General S. A. HURLBUT:

The party from this place to Cold Water last night just returned. Found no enemy. The reconnaissance from La Fayette to south of Cold Water not returned yet. Will take proper steps to prevent the crossing.

EDWARD HATCH,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS, Germantown, September 9, 1863.

Major General S. A. HURLBUT:

Reconnaissance from La Fayette to Byhalia just arrived. Found no enemy, and could hear of no organized force.

EDWARD HATCH,

Colonel, Commanding.

FORT MONROE, September 9, 1863.

(Received 6.45 p.m.)

Major ECKERT:

Following from Richmond Whig of 8th:

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CHATTANOOGA, September 6.

With the exception of a few shells thrown at our pontoons yesterday, nothing occurred to break the monotony at this place. The enemy seems quite active both above and below the place, but there is no further indication of an attack. The best informed persons think that no attack will be made here, but an effort will be made to flank us. Two privates, of the Fourth Regulars, and 1 of Rosecrans' telegraph operators were captured yesterday near Running Water Bridge.

ATLANTA, September 7.

Passengers from Chattanooga report of force of the enemy at Wauhatchie - number not known. We learn from Rome that another force is advancing on that point. All accounts concur in stating that the feeling and disposition of the army is one of great desire to meet the enemy, and confidence in the result. From East Tennessee no recent movement to report.

Richmond Enquirer, 8th instant,says:

ATLANTA, September 7.

A few of the enemy are at Wauhatchie, and another force advancing on Rome, Ga.

SHELDON.

WASHINGTON, D. C. September 9, 1863.

Dr. MEIGS,

Philadelphia:

The following is a copy of a note from the Secretary of War to your brother, General M. C. Meigs, Quartermaster-General. Should