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,
HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FOURTH ARMY CORPS,
Blue Spring, Tenn., February 14, 1864-9 a.m.
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,
CAMP NELSON, KY., February 14, 1864.
Captain W. P. ANDERSON,
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.
Dispatch inclosing order from General Schofield received. Will try to be ready. Give me early information.
TH. J. WOOD,