War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0084 KY.,SW.VA.,Tennessee,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLIII.

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WASHINGTON, November 7, 1863-2.30 p.m.

J. W. GARRETT,

President Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Baltimore, Md.:

Two regiments of cavalry, with horses, equipments, &c., will soon be ready at Washington Depot for transportation to Cincinnati. They number some 2,000 men. From Cincinnati they will go by water to Eastport, on the Tennessee River.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

CHATTANOOGA, November 8, 1863-9.30 a.m. [Received 6 p.m.]

Maj. Gen. H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

General Thomas cannot make the movement telegraphed yesterday for several days yet.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General, Commanding.

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, November 8, 1863-11.30 p.m. [Received 9 a.m., 9th.]

Maj. Gen. H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Reports from scouts and deserters of the movements of the enemy are conflicting. It is said by some of the deserters that they are still moving troops toward East Tennessee. Other deserters, and most of the scouts, say Bragg is falling back. Eight siege guns reached Brown's Ferry this evening. As soon as we can get them in position will make another demonstration, with the view of completely opening our line of communications.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, November 8, 1863.

Major-General GRANT:

Transports will be ready by 12 to-night, and will leave as soon as gun-boats arrive to convoy them. I learn that three gun-boats are at Clarksville on their way up.

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NASHVILLE, November 8, 1863.

Maj. Gen. U. S. GRANT:

I will manage to send a train from here this p.m., to run to Decherd and start from there to-morrow a.m. for Fayetteville. It would not be safe to run over the road for the first time at night.

The track is in bad order and covered with grass so that an engine would have great difficulty in getting along. There is no water or