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name of commander not known. They will doubtless join Dibrell, who has collected his scattered forces. My scouts do not bring any reliable information of Dibrell's movements.

H. P. VAN CLEVE,

Brigadier-General.

MURFREESBOROUGH, September 8, 1864.

Major B. H. POLK,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The rebel force I reported this morning going toward McMinnville is said to be that of General Williams.

H. P. VAN CLEVE,

Brigadier-General.

DECATUR, ALA., September 8, 1864.

Major B. H. POLK,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Have heard nothing from General Granger for two days; was down between Sulphur trestle and Pulaski; the last I heard General Granger was skirmishing with Wheeler near Lynnville. General Stedman went to Pulaski yesterday a.m. with 3,000 men. Roddey returned to Courtland on the 3d.

CHAS. C. DOOLITTLE,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

NASHVILLE, September 8, 1864.

Major S. B. MOE,

Chattanooga:

The rebels were yesterday west of Pulaski, making for the Tennessee River, closely pursued by our forces. There are no rebels between this place and Murfreesborough, and the road will likely be repaired to morrow or next day; by Monday at the outside.

B. H. POLK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

PULASKI, September 8, 1864-3 a.m.

General ROUSSEAU:

Dispatch from General Steedman by my courier line says:

Roddey and Wheeler are on west side Tennessee at mouth Elk River. My infantry, 2,200, have [been] sent to Rogersville.

Have informed General Milroy of this. He is at Elkton, and General Granger also. Wire is again cut. Will move down the road at daylight toward Athens.

JOHN C. STARKWEATHER,

Brigadier-General.

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