War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0354 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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ATHENS, April 14, 1864.

Brigadier General J. D. STEVENSON,

Decatur:

Have you heard any news from Tuscumbia, Moulton, or Russellville within a day or two?

G. M. DODGE,

Brigadier-General.

APRIL 14, 1864.

Brigadier General G. M. DODGE,

Athens:

General Geary returned about 5 o'clock p.m. yesterday. Found the rebels in considerable force near Triana, with one piece of artillery. One regiment of enemy's infantry on this side of river, above Triana, and below the mouth of Indian Creek, and two regiments on the south side.

JAS. B. McPHERSON,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Decatur, Ala., April 14, 1864-10.40 a.m.

Colonel MONTGOMERY,

Mooresville:

Send out strong party up the river toward Triana and report when they return.

JAMES C. VEATCH,

Brigadier-General.

ATHENS, April 14, 1864.

JAMES HENSAL,

Chief of Scouts, Decatur:

Do you hear anything from Somerville, Russellville, or Tuscumbia? You must get out to the rear of Tuscumbia, and see what force is down there. Report fully.

G. M. DODGE,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Pulaski, Tenn., April 14, 1864.

Colonel RICHARD ROWETT,

Commanding Seventh, Illinois Infantry:

Reports are coming in daily of small parties of the enemy in different sections of the country, well armed and equipped. You will keep a sharp lookout for all such detached and broken forces and cut off and capture them whenever it may be possible, as they will doubtless annoy us very if left alone. They must be chased away at all events, and the fords so closely watched as to prevent their crossing or recrossing, if possible.

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

LOUIS H. EVERTS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.