NASHVILLE, March 15, 1864-11 a. m.
Major General J. M. SCHOFIELD,
Six new regiments of infantry are ready to be sent to you as soon as transportation can be furnished. Will you have them in Tennessee or in Kentucky, and order forwarded troops from the latter State?
There are also five regiments of cavalry all ready, except mounting which you can have if you require them.
Send the Ninth Corps without its transportation.
U. S. GRANT,
ATHENS, March 15, 1864.
Brigadier General T. W. SWEENY,
The general directs that the Ninth Ohio Cavalry be sent to Athens.
J. W. BARNES,
March 15, 1864.
Major R. R. TOWNES,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:
Captain House just got in from Claysville. I will send him up by next train to give you all particulars of the attack. The rebels captured not over 30 men and a few carbines; all infantry arms are saved. Our loss is 1 killed and 3 wounded; the enemy's loss 5 killed and 6 wounded. The dead rebels were partly buried by us. Captain Smith, of the rebels, was shot thought the abdomen by Captains House.
P. J. OSTERHAUS,
HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Woodsville, Ala., March 15, 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel J. W. JENKINS:
COLONEL: The general directs me to instruct you to remain at Cottonville to-night, if not already past that point, on your return to this place.
Endeavor to learn all particular about the attack on Claysville, and whether enemy receive any aid or information from parties resigning on this of the river. If you find any civilians who have so aided the enemy arrest and bring them to camp. You can return to this point from Cottonville to-morrow, Request Captain House to report here in person as soon as possible, as the general is very anxious to see him.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. A. GORDON,