War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0378 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Huntsville, Ala., April 16, 1864.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Military Division of the Mississippi:

GENERAL: In pursuance to Special Orders, No. 24, paragraph 5, from headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, dated April 11, 1864, I have the honor to submit the following report of the effective force of the department:

The Fifteenth Army Corps, Major General John A. Logan, commanding, 16,338 strong, stationed on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, between Stevenson and Huntsville, Ala.

I have no changes to notice in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Army Corps, with the exception of Brigadier General G. M. Dodge's command, as no reports have been received from these corps at these headquarters since last report was forwarded.

The Left Wing, Sixteenth Army Corps, Brigadier General G. M. Dodge commanding, numbers 10,222, stationed along the railroad from Columbia, Tenn., to Decatur, Ala., and Mooresville, Ala. Two regiments of cavalry are patrolling the Tennessee River from Florence to Eastport and Hamburg.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAS. B. McPHERSON,

Major-General, Commanding.

By L. S. WILLARD,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Decatur, Ala., April 16, 1864-9.45 p.m.

Brigadier-General DODGE, Athens:

Patterson was on the Danville road, 12 miles from here, at 10 o'clock a.m. I have no means estimating their force. Scouts say that Roddey's force alone is 4,000. This, if true, would give them over 6,000 in all. I have ordered the Twenty-fifth Wisconsin from Mooresville to-night. Have directed the operator to keep open all night.

JAMES C. VEATCH,

Brigadier-General.

APRIL 16, 1864.

Brigadier General J. C. VEATCH, Decatur:

How far from Decatur is Patterson's force, and what news, if any, from toward Danville and Courtland? Unless their commands have greatly increased, Roddey, Patterson (who is a colonel), Clanton, and Johnson, all told, are not equal to us.

G. M. DODGE,

Brigadier-General.

APRIL 16, 1864.

Major General J. B. McPHERSON, Huntsville:

To-day at 10 o'clock a.m. Patterson was on the Danville road. Scouts and citizens from Somerville report that Roddey camped at