War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0445 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC. - UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, February 22, 1864.

Major-General PALMER, Ringgold:

Report as soon as you hear from Boone what information he has. If Cleburne is really moving toward Demopolis you had better give your entire attention to Dalton.

If you deem it necessary you can order Davis up to your support.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

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

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, Tenn., February 22, 1864.

Major-General HOOKER,

Lookout Valley:

A scout has just come in and reports Cleburne's division at La Fayette with the intention of moving into McLemore's Cove this morning. He may intend to make a demonstration in this direction, or he may intend to attack the railroad between this and Bridgeport. Warn your troops to be on the lookout, and have the country observed in their front as far as possible.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

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

LOOKOUT VALLEY, February 22, 1864.

Brigadier-General GEARY,

Bridgeport:

General Thomas informs me that a scout says that Cleburne's division has moved to La Fayette and intends attacking the railroad opposite Bridgeport, or between that and Chattanooga. In case you should hear of their approach be in readiness to send over the river as many of your men as can be spared from Bridgeport.

HOOKER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS, Lookout Valley, Tenn., February 22, 1864.

Colonel A. BUSCHBECK,

Commanding Second Division:

COLONEL: Information having been received from headquarters Department of the Cumberland that Cleburne's division of the rebel army is at La Fayette, with the intention of moving into McLemore's Cove this morning, it is supposed that he intends to make a demonstration in this direction or attack the railroad between here and Bridgeport.

Keep your troops on the alert, and be prepared in case the attack should be made on your lines. Scouts will be kept out from these headquarters.

By command of Major-General Howard:

CHAS. W. ASMUSSEN,

Chief of Staff.