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HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Pulaski, Tenn., January 27, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Third Brigade:

You will immediately order the company of the Eighteenth Missouri Infantry Volunteers, now stationed at bridge at Reynolds' Station (or guarding bridge over Richland Creek, near that place), to horn their regiment at this place without delay, bringing with them all camp and garrison equipage, ammunition, &c.

By order of T. W. Sweeny, brigadier-general commanding:

LOUIS H. EVERTS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

PULASKI, TENN., January 27, 1864.

Colonel MIZNER, Columbia:

Colonel Miller had a severe fight yesterday near Florence; our loss, 15 killed, 25 wounded. Prisoners taken say Corinth has been evacuated and burned by our forces. If this is so we will have a large cavalry force then upon us. I wish you would send scouting parties 20 or 30 miles to the southwest, say on the Waynesborough pike.

G. M. DODGE,

Brigadier-General.

PULASKI, TENN., January 27, 1864.

Colonel GEORGE E. SPENCER, Athens:

The scouts that were out with the Eighteenth Missouri have just come in. Johnson's men followed up Miller, and some 15 of them attacked the scouts this morning at Foster's house, on Lamb's Ferry road. The scouts killed 2, 1 of whom was found. Dispatches show that Johnson has other regiments beside his own on this side of Tennessee River, though Colonel Phillips knows best what he has. It appears to me that Colonel Miller should have cleaned those men out if he had as many as they did.

G. M. DODGE,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, Tenn., January 27, 1864.

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND,

Asst. Adjt. General, U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:

COLONEL: In compliance with suggestions from Major-General Halleck, to report to the Secretary of War the condition of the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad at this time and its prospects, I have the honor to submit the following facts as reported to me officially:

Lieutenant Colonel J. L. Donaldson reports only 30 engines and 240 freight cars on the 15th instant, the day on which the road was opened to this place.