War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0842 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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McMinnville. He crossed the railroad in a hurry without interrupting track or wire. Raid over. Railroad and telegraph all right to Chattanooga from Murfreesborough.

R. H. MILROY,

Major-General.

LEXINGTON, September 9, 1864.

Brigadier General J. D. WEBSTER,

Nashville, Tenn.:

Information just received from Knoxville reports Wheeler moving toward Gallatin. Please give me the latest news. I can move against him if he is heading for Kentucky. My troops are all in hand ready for a move in any direction.

S. G. BURBRIDGE,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

SHELBYVILLE, September 9, 1864.

[General MILROY:]

The enemy passed through this place Wednesday night, traveling east. They camped Thursday at Fairfield. They have but little ammunition, and will try to get back the way the came. I arrived at this place at 12 o'clock last night.

JOHN WORTHAM,

Major Fifth Tennessee Cavalry.

SHELBYVILLE, September 9, 1864.

Major-General MILROY:

The enemy camped seven miles northeast of this place last night. They have but one or two rounds ammunition to the man, and we can capture them if we push on them.

JNO. WORTHAM,

Major, Commanding.

ATHENS, ALA., September 9, 1864.

Brigadier General W. D. WHIPPLE:

General Milroy telegraphs 8 a.m. this date that rebel General Williams with his whole force crossed railroad yesterday p.m. near Wartrace, moving in direction of McMinnville, without disturbing railroad or telegraph wire. Nothing heard from General Rousseau since leaving here yesterday p.m.

R. S. GRANGER,

Brigadier-General.

MURFREESBOROUGH, September 9, 1864.

Major B. H. POLK,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Rebel Generals Williams and Robertson passed Beech Grove on the 7th with about 2,000 men and three pieces of artillery, hastening toward McMinnville. I think Dibrell is moving in the same direction.

H. P. VAN CLEVE,

Brigadier-General.