War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0390 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, February 14, 1864-2 p.m.

Major-General SCHOFIELD, Knoxville:

Your dispatch of 13th, 10 a.m., received. Also letter from General Grant, same date. He defers the advance on Longstreet for the present, as I stated in my dispatch of last evening, 12 p.m.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

NASHVILLE, February 14, 1864.

Major General G. H. THOMAS, Chattanooga:

Do you think it advisable for Logan to leave his trains at Stevenson and send his baggage up by boats? If so, advise him.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Blue Spring, Tenn., February 14, 1864-9 a.m.

Brigadier-General WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: The information of which I advised you last night was exaggerated. By putting all the stories together, it was resolved into a reconnaissance in more than ordinary force. The enemy's scouts were within 2 1/2 miles of Cleveland, at junction of Spring Place and Cleveland, and Dalton and Charleston roads; at latter point, however, in small numbers, and left before day. Everything appears quiet along my front to distance of 5 or 6 miles out this morning.

I am, general, very truly, your obedient servant,

CHARLES CRUFT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CAMP NELSON, KY., February 14, 1864.

Captain W. P. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Captain Schenck, assistant quartermaster, Cumberland Gap, reports one of his trains captured yesterday 16 miles from the Gap. He says the guards ran without firing a shot.

T. E. HALL,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

MARYVILLE, February 14, 1864-10 p.m.

Colonel FULLERTON:

Dispatch inclosing order from General Schofield received. Will try to be ready. Give me early information.

TH. J. WOOD,

Brigadier-General.