HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, November 12, 1863.
Commanding Fourth Army Corps:
GENERAL: The general commanding directs you to instruct General Cruft to arrest as prisoners of war all men paroled at Vicksburg that may come or be found within his lines or that may be found by his command, and send them to Captain R. M. Goodwin, assistant
provost-marshal-general. Nashville, to be disposed of as may be directed by the Commissary-General of Prisoners.
I am, sire, very respectfully,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. FIRST BRIG., SECOND DIV., 14TH ARMY CORPS, Near Dallas, Tennessee, November 12, 1863-9 p.m.
Lieutenant Colonel C. GODDARD,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Dept. of the Cumberland:
COLONEL: I have the honor to report that Lieutenant-Colonel Evans, commanding detachment of the Sixteenth Illinois, at Dallas, reports that he has gained information to the effect that a Kentucky rebel brigade is encamped opposite that point. He says the number of camps-fires this evening corroborates the information. I learn that the camp-fires are increased above and below. I have nothing further of interest to report.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
R. R. SMITH,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
HDQRS. SPEARS' BRIGADE EAST Tennessee VOL. INFANTRY, Sale Creek, Tennessee, November 12, 1863.
General J. J. REYNOLDS,
Chief of Staff:
SIR: The enemy have made their appearance on the opposite side of the river at Blythe's Ferry in force and with three pieces of artillery, and are at this time shelling the forces at that point, but we have no fears as to the result. We have one piece of artillery there supported by five companies of infantry, under Colonel J. A. Cooper.
JAMES G. SPEARS.
DALLAS, November 12, 1863.
SIR: I have no very material change to report within the rebel lines since my last, only that they are changing their position and strengthening their wings from their front. Mrs. Varnell, a good Union lady, living near Tyner's Depot, reports that they were sending