War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0325 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS,

October 12, 1863.

GENERAL: I just saw a young woman on the cars whom General Bragg permitted to pass through the lines. I didn't learn her name. Her house is about 10 miles nearer Atlanta than the battle-field of Chickamauga. She says the inhabitants are in a starving condition in her vicinity; that Bragg has great difficulty to get forage for his animals; that her brother-in-law was told he could soon pass to the North. Her impression at lease seemed fixed that General Bragg would fall back soon to Atlanta. She was apparently very friendly to the Union. General Longstreet was there a week ago; his men were foraging in her neighborhood. I give you the above for what it is worth.

Respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

P. S.-She met no force; but a single courier. Crossed the Lookout range, and came in at Bridgeport.

[Indorsement.]

STEVENSON, October 12, 1863.

Respectfully forwarded for the information of the major-general commanding.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General.

MUNFORDVILLE, October 12, 1863.

Captain SEMPLE,

Louisville:

Small parties of guerrillas reported in border counties. As soon as practicable send mustering officer to Lebanon, Glasgow, and Scottsville, to muster in new regiments.

E. H. HOBSON.

MUNFORDVILLE, October 12, 1863.

Captain A. C. SEMPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Louisville:

Colonel Spaulding arrived at Glasgow yesterday eve with 200 men. Small parties of rebels reported in Monroe County.

E. H. HOBSON,

Brigadier-General.

MUNFORDVILLE, October 12, 1863.

Colonel McMANOMY,

New Haven:

Small guerrilla force reported crossing river 15 miles above this place, going north. Am sending detachment in pursuit.

E. H. HOBSON,

Brigadier-General.