War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0124 Chapter XLIV. KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA.

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HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Pulaski, Tenn., March 23, 1864.

Colonel AUGUST MERSY,

Commanding Second Brigade:

I am directed by the general commanding to inform you that the Twelfth Illinois will arrive this evening. Eight companies will rejoin their brigade. Two companies, B and I, will proceed to Richland.

By order of Brigadier General T. W. Sweeny, commanding.

LOUIS H. EVERTS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WOODVILLE, ALA., March 23, 1864.

Major R. R. TOWNES,

A. A. G., Fifteenth Army Corps, Huntsville, Ala.:

Colonel Ferreby, commanding at Vienna, reports as follows:

I think the pickets on the opposite side have [been] re-enforced, but as yet no sings of any intentions or preparations for crossing. Sent a man across the rive the night before last. My men captured 1 rebel lieutenant and 1 private last night.

P. J. OSTERHAUS,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

CAIRO, March 23, 1864.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN:

I have arrived here in pursuance of your order. Shall I come to Nashville or to any other point to see you personally?

JAS. B. McPHERSON,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., March 23, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER, Cairo:

Has General McPherson started for Nashville? Has General Veatch's command started up the Tennessee? If not, start them at once. Tell General McPherson I will await him here.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, March 23, 1864.

General DODGE, Athens:

If Forrest crosses at Eastport I will want an infantry force to cross at Paducah and move west to Tuscumbia, leaving him to be watched by cavalry on this side.

Veatch is coming up the Tennessee with over 4,000 infantry that will land at Savannah and march for Pulaski. The moment Forrest detects them he will want to go back. Ascertain the truth as to Forrest and let me know. Have you a train to bring from Huntsville any of Longan's men?

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.