War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0344 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLIV.

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Gap. I am pushing forward stores and waiting for the balance of McPherson's command, which ought to be at Cairo by the 20th of this month.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., April 13, 1864.

Colonel CRAWFORD,

Chief of Scouts, Bull's Gap:

Have you no information relative to movement of rebels through Pound Gap?

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General, Commanding.

BULL'S GAP, April 13, 1864.

Major-General SCHOFIELD:

I have merely rumor; it is by no means certain there are any movements in that direction. The main force is still at Abingdon, Va., Bristol, Zollicoffer, and Kingsport.

R. A. CRAWFORD,

Colonel, Chief of Scouts.

BULL'S GAP, April 13, 1864.

General SCHOFIELD:

The force at Kingsport are 400, under Vaughn; 250 at Zollicoffer, 150 at Carter's Depot, 400 near Blountsville; no force below Jonesborough. A few scouts between here and Jonesborough, not over 50 men. I have scouts just in since my last dispatch; they hear of no movement toward Pound Gap, but hear that the rebels say they intend to go there soon. My scouts are from near Kingsport and Jonesborough.

R. A. CRAWFORD,

Colonel, Chief of Scouts.

APRIL 13, 1864.

Major General J. B. McPHERSON, Huntsville:

Colonel Rowett, commanding Seventh Illinois, stationed near Florence, reports that on yesterday Forrest was crossing near Hamburg. His force was represented to be 6,000. Only 100 had got across when Rowett received his information.

G. M. DODGE,

Brigadier-General.

ATHENS, ALA., April 13, 1864.

Brigadier General J. C. VEATCH, Decatur:

General Geary is on his way down the Tennessee River from Bridgeport to Decatur, with steamers and troops, and will destroy all boats in the river and creeks that the enemy can use. Give him such aid as he may request when he arrives at Decatur. There are three companies of General Logan's command guarding bridges at