War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0117 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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NASHVILLE, January 17, 1864.

General FOSTER:

You dispatch of 16th* received. I highly approve. Have you been able to drive the enemy from Jonesville, Va.?

U. S.. GRANT,

Major-General.

STRAWBERRY PLAINS,

January 17, 1864.

General E. E. POTTER:

General Parke telegraphs me from Dandridge, 7.30 p. m. yesterday:

Sturgis had a skirmish with the enemy, who were evidently on a reconnaissance. Sheridan arrived with, and the enemy withdrew.

No news from other sources.

O. E. BABCOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

STRAWBERRY PLAINS,

January 17, 1864.

Brigadier-General POTTER:

General Manson, at Mossy Creek, reports heavy artillery firing toward Dandridge since 4.20 p. . No report heard here. I have notified General Willcox, commanding Ninth Corps.

O. E. BABCOCK,

Lieutenant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C.,

January 17, 1864-12.30 a. m.

Major-General MEADE:

Army of the Potomac:

General Grant reports that one division of Ewell's corps has joined Longstreet in East Tennessee, and that anything division is expected.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

January 17, 1864. (Received 3.30 p. m.)

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Your telegram to General Meade has just been received. General Meade has not returned. Scouts from these headquarters returned this morning. Report Longstreet has had no re-enforcements from Lee of late, and that Heth's division that went to Staunton on Christmas is returning to its old camps. A deserter from the First Maryland Cavalry (rebel), who left his regiment on the 13th instant, states no re-enforcements have been sent away from Lee's army to Longstreet of late, and everything is quiet.

JOHN SEDGWICK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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* See Part I, p. 73.

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