War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0029 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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CHATTANOOGA, March 6, 1864.

Brigadier General CHARLES CRUFT, Blue Springs:

General Baird was not disbursed yesterday. Harrison was driven in from Lee's farm to Lee and Gordon's Mills. The enemy has disappeared from our front. The last seen of him was by a scouting party sent out by Baird, who skirmished some with his rear guard, going in the direction of Gordon's Gap. Harrison has returned to Pea Vine Church.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHATTANOOGA, March 6, 1864.

Major General G. GRANGER:

Have you sent a brigade of infantry to Calhoun; if so, what brigade? It is necessary to know about this, that we may, if possible, draw Colonel Campbell in this direction, where his cavalry is much needed.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Chattanooga, March 6, 1864.

Brigadier General W. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, &c.:

GENERAL: Five deserters just brought in confirm the report that Roddey passed through rome on his way to Dalton. They say the brigades of Roddey and Patterson came together from Alabama, and that all the troops in that quarter are ordered to Dalton.

I think the reports now in show that there are four cavalry brigades in the neighborhood of Dalton - Davidson's, Humes', Roddey's, and Patterson's. These deserters say the horses are in bad condition. The brigades which came from Alabama are two regiments each.

Respectfully,

JOHN M. PALMER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, March 6, 1864.

Colonel E. M. McCOOK,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

General Schofield will soon give your orders to move in this direction Preparatory to that, concentrate your forces, and when you get orders to move you will march to Cleveland and report.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, March 6, 1864.

Colonel ELI LONG, Cleveland:

It is expected that Colonel McCook will arrive at Cleveland this week with his division of cavalry. When he arrives you will march