War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0795 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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The party was sent back by Lieutenant-General Polk. The agent reports that their cattle were taken from them. I ask that Lieutenant-General Polk be required to permit this army to draw food from his department.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

HEADQUARTERS,

Dalton, Ga., April 19, 1864.

Major-General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry, Tunnel Hill:

GENERAL: General Johnston directs that you bring Martin's command as near Rome as possible, having due regard to obtaining forage.

By direction of General Johnston, a telegram was sent this morning to me the officer commanding the cavalry arriving from East Tennessee, directing that command should take post at Resaca.

I have already sent you this information by telegraph.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. P. MASON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

DALTON, GA.,

April 19, 1864.

Major-General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry, Tunnel Hill:

General Johnston has directed that the cavalry arriving from East Tennessee * take post at Resaca. A dispatch to that effect has been sent to meet the commanding officer.

A. P. MASON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BRISTOL, April 19, 1864.

General JOHNSTON,

Dalton:

Southern men of intelligence and Confederate officers from Knoxville, as we learn through flag of truce, credit a current report that three army corps are moving from Nashville to Chattanooga, and it is positively stated that the Federals have the key to the signal in use in the Confederate signal corps. The key was obtained from a deserter.

B. R. JOHNSON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Department.

HEADQUARTERS LEE'S CAVALRY,

Tuscaloosa, Ala., April 19, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel T. M. JACK,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Demopolis, Ala.:

COLONEL: I have the honor to state, for the information of the lieutenant-general commanding, that Ferguson's brigade left this

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*Under command of Colonel G. G. Dibrell.

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