War of the Rebellion: Serial 057 Page 0692 Chapter XLIV. KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA.

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TUNNEL HILL., GA.,

April 29, 1864.

The following sent to General Johnston:

The enemy are extending their lines on our right, and indications of a strong force. I am falling back to Tunnel Hil slowly.

W. Y. C. HUMES.

General WHEELER.

[Indorsement.]

The enemy are using artillery occasionally.

ALLEN.

General Allen says do you want him to keep you posted. Answer.

CAMP.

TUNNEL HILL, April 29, 1864.

GENERAL: The enemy in our immediate front have fallen back. Their advance line is now in the field near Jack's house, beyond Stone Church. Most of the force has retired through the gap. I am re-establishing the picket-line.

W. Y. C. HUMES,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

General MACKALL.

TUNELL HILL,

April 29, 1864.

The enemy from Ringgold this morning were about 1,500 infantry, 2 pieces artillery, 300 cavalry. They have withdrawn to Ringgold Gap, and our pickets have been re-established. Our loss near 20 killed, wounded, and missing.

W. Y. C. HUMES,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Major A. P. MASON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

APRIL 30, 1864.-Skirmish at Decatur, Ala.

Report of Major General James B. McPherson, U. S. Army, commanding Army of the Tennessee.

HUNTSVILLE, ALA.,

April 30, 1864.

The enemy appeared before Decatur this morning with quiet a force, and opened on the place with four pieces of artillery, A brigade went out and drove them off. Colonel Phillips is following them. We lost a few men killed and wounded. The object of the enemy was doubtless to feel our position. The attack will not delay Dodge's movement.

JAS. B. McPHERSON,

Major-General, Commanding.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Chattanooga.