War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0308 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLIV.

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[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, April 19, 1864.

Respectfully referred to General J. B. Steedman, commanding post of Chattanooga, for his information and guidance.

By command of Major-General Thomas:

WM. McMICHAEL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS POST, Chattanooga, April 20, 1864.

Respectfully returned to department headquarters.

No passes are given to citizens by the post provost-marshal except to those who come in to draw rations and are known to be loyal.

JAMES B. STEEDMAN,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Nashville, Tenn., April 9, 1864.

General CORSE,

Vicksburg:

After consultation with General Grant it is determined not to make the march from Grenada. Smith's forces will therefore come up the Mississippi to Cairo, and thence up the Tennessee, there to join McPherson. I have sent orders to that effect. After Smith is out of Red River you may therefore rejoin me, wherever I may be, via Nashville.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

ATHENS, April 9, 1864.

Brigadier General J. D. STEVENSON,

Decatur:

No news from Huntsville. Let mounted force push up river as you proposed.

G. M. DODGE,

Brigadier-General.

ATHENS, April 9, 1864.

Major General J. B. McPHERSON, Huntsville:

Scouts in from south. Left Gadsden April 6. The day before the sick of Loring's division came up from Selma to Shelby Spring Hospital. They all stated that Loring's division was ordered to North Alabama, and left Demopolis on Monday. They were moving overland.

Yesterday passed through Clanton's camp at Woodall's Bridge