War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0457 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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CHATTANOOGA, April 23, 1864.

Major-General HOWARD:

What the pickets saw was a signal that the enemy was sending a strong reconnaissance across upper King's Bridge. They are out to see what Colonel La Grange's expedition meant. Send McCook out to meet them with a force sufficiently strong to whim them.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Cleveland, Tenn., April 23, 1864-8.30 a.m.

Colonel McCOOK,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

COLONEL: Herewith inclosed* I send you, for your information, a dispatch just received at these headquarters from Major-General Thomas.

You will comply with the instructions contained in the latter part of the dispatch. You had better send out a force to discover the intention of the enemy, and hold the rest of your force in readiness to make a dash or move at once.

By order of Major-General Howard:

J. S. FULLERTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHATTANOOGA, April 23, 1864.

Colonel E. M. McCOOK:

General Thomas has expressed to me his being satisfied with Colonel La Grange's success of yesterday, and says keep the rebels stirred up, with caution, however.

W. L. ELLIOTT,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Cavalry.

BLUE SPRINGS, April 23, 1864.

Colonel FULLERTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fourth Army Corps:

Scouts returned. Went to Claus' Chapel, 5 1/2 miles from King's Bridge. No rebels have crossed. Saw no signs of movement. Went on to Spring Place road. Nothing moving there. Any movement must be east of Connesauga. I cannot account for the rockets.

D. S. STANLEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Lookout Valley, Tenn., April 23, 1864.

Brigadier General W. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Cumberland:

GENERAL: Major-General Rousseau reports that of his division he has at Nashville the Thirteenth Wisconsin, Eighteenth Michi-

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*See dispatch immediately preceding.

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