Plenty of grain and meat can be procured here. I expect General Sherman here to-day from Tellico, and them will know what I am to do next.
I have no cavalry, and can get along but illy without it.
The guerrillas are very impudent around me.
I am, very respectfully,
JEF. C. DAVIS,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.
KNOXVILLE, December 10, 1863,
I have just arrived. Sherman has gone. General Granger is here, but impatient to return to you. Longstreet has given out that he will make a stand at Bristol. I propose to advance with all available force to attack him there. Shall I do it, and retain Granger for that purpose?
J. G. FOSTER,
MUNFORDVILLE, December 10, 1863.
Captain A. C. SEMPLE:
Major Martin and Lieutenant Reed were pursuing Richardson when last heard from. Expedition sent across the Cumberland have had two fights; killed several; have good many prisoners. Can you inform me where I can get horses to mount Thirty-seventh Kentucky? They have but 200 serviceable horses.
E. H. HOBSON,
OFFICE PROVOST-MARSHALL-GENERAL OF EAST TENNESSEE,
Knoxville, Tennessee, December 10, 1863.
Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Fourth Army Corps:
COLONEL: I have the honor to call the attention of the major-general commanding the Fourth Corps to the frequent complaints which are made at this office by citizens residing on the south side of the river of depredations committed by soldiers of his command. These citizens are almost unanimously devoted to the interests of the Government, and I respectfully request that measures be taken to remove all grounds for complaints on the part of loyal citizens.
Very respectfully, &c.
S. P. CARTER,
Brigadier-General and P. M. G. of East Tennessee.
HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Pulaski, Tennessee, December 10, 1863.
Lieutenant Colonel J. J. PHILLIPS,
Comdg. Ninth Illinois Infantry, Athens, Ala.:
COLONEL: You will send three or four squadrons from your command to Lexington, through Rogersville, to co-operate with Colonel Rowett, who leaves here at daylight to-morrow morning, December