CALHOUN, February 19, 1864.
General Cruft's division has not arrived here. I believe it is near Cleveland.
CHATTANOOGA, February 19, 1864.
Asst. Surg. Jacob Keller, Sixth Missouri Volunteer Infantry, arrived here yesterday from Dalton. He was captured at Lebanon, Ala., when General Logan sent out an expedition toward Rome. He reports Cleburne's division at Tunnel Hill; Stewart's division between Tunnel Hill and Dalton; Walker 2 miles out from Dalton, toward Spring Place; Cheatham at Dalton, and Stevenson's and Bate's divisions to the west of Dalton 2 miles. He sw all of the camps, and estimates their force between 30,000 and 40,000. He moreover states that no troops have been sent away, except one brigade of infantry, which went to Rome about the first of this month.
GEO. H. THOMAS,
Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.
PULASKI, TENN., February 19, 1864.
Lucas' Ferry, via Athens:
If you can save or hide your boats do so, and keep close watch on river. I will soon have plenty of troops at Athens. Ascertain the number of troops as far as possible on other side, and keep quiet until I get enough to insure success. Save boats some way.
G. M. DODGE,
PULASKI, February 19, 1864.
Major R. M. SAWYER,
Have you any information of the return of troops to south side of Tennessee, near Decatur, since Roddey left? A brigade endeavor to cross at Brown's and Lucas' Ferries to-day, but were repulsed.
G. M. DODGE,
HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Meridian, Miss., February 19, 1864.
Colonel B. F. POTTS,
Commanding Escort to Train:
COLONEL: Inclosed I send you names of destitute families residing near your camp who are desirous of going into Vicksburg. Such of them as can furnish their own means of transportation will be permitted to accompany the train, and those who have not the means,