ROGERSVILLE, November 3, 1863-4 p. m.
Elk River is impracticable for the present, and may be for some days. The army will follow by the Fayetteville road 9 miles toward Pulaski, and then the right-hand road. The road will be plain.
W. T. SHERMAN,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Missionary Ridge, November 8, 1863.
GENERAL: The general commanding instructs me to say to you that General Wheeler has his artillery with him.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEORGE WM. BRENT,
HEADQUARTERS, Tyner's Station, November 8, 1863.
Colonel GEORGE W. BRENT,
COLONEL: We have not received our supply trains as yet, nor have we heard of their going up the country. I understood from the general that preparations were already made or would be made for all our wants. I hope that we may not be delayed on account of want of transportation for our supplies. I suppose that we shall not be able to make any movements without such transportation. I doubt whether we can more than subsist ourselves in the country, doing nothing else, with our present limited and inefficient transportation.
I remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
TYNER'S STATION, November 9, 1863.
GENERAL: General Bragg directs me to hand you the following dispatch received this morning:
NARROWS, November 8, 1863.
On the 6th our cavalry captured at Rogersville, Tennessee, 850 prisoners, 4 pieces of artillery, 2 stand of colors, 60 wagons, and 1,000 animals.
He also directs me to say to you that the condition of the enemy is such as to make it extremely important for you to push forward with the greatest vigor. Your wagons, &c., have been forwarded