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CHATTANOOGA, February 29, 1864.

Major-General GRANT:

I have given orders for General Matthies to rejoin his command. He will start to-morrow. Has General Schofield been directed to relieve Granger and McCook and send them to me? I wish to place Granger's troops in front of Cleveland, protecting the road from there to Loudon; one or two regiments of McCook's cavalry at Calhoun to prevent any flank movement of the enemy from Dalton in that direction. The balance of his troops to cover and observe our front. I have been making arrangements to-day to commence the reconstruction of the railroad between this and Dalton.

GEO. H. THOMAS.

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

CHATTANOOGA, February 29, 1864

Major-General GRANGER:

The regiments reported by you as having started on the 19th instant to form a part of the garrison of Chattanooga have not yet reported. Where are they?

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

CHATTANOOGA, February 29, 1864

Major-General GRANGER:

Cannot Colonel McCook's brigade of cavalry be ordered to Cleveland, where they can procure forage and where their services are also needed?

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Woodville, Ala., February 29, 1864

General MORGAN L. SMITH,

Larkinsville:

I have mounted infantry at Claysville, opposite Guntersville; they reported everything quiet at the river this morning. Besides this, I received information from 2 rebel deserters that Roddey had left Guntersville yesterday and this morning for Coosa River. I telegraphed to General Logan accordingly. There is a movement of some kind going on, which I will try and find out to-morrow and report.

P. J. OSTERHAUS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

NASHVILLE, February 29, 1864

Brigadier-General BURBRIDGE,

Louisville, Ky.:

I think all work by Government upon railroads in Kentucky ought to cease. I have referred to the department commander to know

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