HEADQUARTERS TWELFTH CORPS,
Tullahoma, February 10, 1864.
Colonel CHARLES CANDY,
Commanding Second Division:
COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that you relieve four companies of the Third Brigade, now on duty between Bridgeport and Stevenson, by troops from the First Brigade, and send the four companies so relieved to relieve the troops of the First Division now on duty at and near Anderson. You will then send this detachment of the First Division to report to Lieutenant-Colonel Wooster, Twentieth Connecticut, commanding at Cowan.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
H. C. RODGERS,
NASHVILLE, TENN., February 10, 1864.
Major General JOHN A. LOGAN, Huntsville, Ala.:
Move to Chattanooga all the forces you can at once. The entire line of railroad must be guarded, but reduce the force to a minimum. Send no artillery. Left it remain where it is.
U. S. GRANT,
HUNTSVILLE, February 10, 1864-6 p.m.
Major General U. S. GRANT:
Your dispatch just received. Will be in motion by daylight in the morning. Shall I send camp and garrison equipage, or do you desire them to get there as rapidly as possible, light? Please answer.
JOHN A. LOGAN,
ATHENS, February 10, 1864.
Major R. M. SAWYER:
There are one or two bridges right at the junction that I will build if a force can be sent there to protect them. It is only a mile from Decatur, and they would not be safe without strong guard. Please answer.
G. M. DODGE,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE,
2 1/2 Miles east of Hillsborough, Miss., February 10, 1864.
Major General S. A. HURLBUT,
Commanding Sixteenth Army Corps:
SIR: The commanding general directs me to say he wishes you to get as early a start to-morrow morning as possible and be prepared to make as long a march in the direction of Decatur [as possible], it being an object to make distance to-morrow.
I am, general, with much respect,
L. M. DAYTON,