War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0312 KY., SW., VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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MOUNT STERLING, February 1, 1864.

(Received 2nd.)

Captain A. C. SEMPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Captain Jones, of my regiment, is just in with 18 prisoners. They are the most notorious murderers and guerrillas. Jones killed the notorious Hamilton and others.

JNO. MASON BROWN,

Colonel Forty-fifth Kentucky.

CHATTANOOGA, February 1, 1864.

(Received 2nd.)

General J. G. FOSTER:

Your two dispatches of 31st ultimo received. The bridge matters will be attended to. I will assist you all I can in your operation against Longstreet, but it will be necessary for you to give me timely notice of what you need, as it will be necessary to draw some of Sherman's forces here, to move on Dalton simultaneously with your advance. We must act in concert.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

KNOXVILLE, February 2, 1864.

Major-General GRANGER:

Under my orders to prepare for the offensive, cannot let any more regiments go home now.

J. G. FOSTER,

Major-General, Commanding.

KNOXVILLE, February 2, 1864.

Major General G. GRANGER:

You will have to depend upon your own resources. General Foster does not understand why you call on him for supplies at Campbell's Station. I could give no reason, as I knew nothing of the move.

H. C. RANSOM,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Quartermaster.

FEBRUARY 2, 1864.

REPORT FROM GREENE COUNTY.

R. C. Carter (in Greene County seven days): Longstreet's present force will not exceed 18,000 men.

January 21.-A part of Ransom's division, 1,200 men, passed up the country under General Corse. They said they were going to Bristol; had no arms; all infantry. Three hundred cavalry stationed on Lick Creek, each man having 2 horses. This is 15 miles north-east