NASHVILLE, TENN., September 13, 1864-3.30 p. m.
Major-General SHERMAN, Atlanta:
General Rousseau has just arrived. Wheeler and his main force crossed the Tennessee River at the Shoals on the 10th. Parties of them have been crossing also at Savannah, as I learn from Captain Shirk, of the Navy. Another force of from 2,000 to 3,000 rebels, under Williams, reported to be much demoralized and out of ammunition, is in White County, east of Murfreesborough. General Burbridge is about starting to destroy the salt-works near Abingdon, Va., taking Gillem along. Illumination and a really great congratulatory meeting here last night to celebrate fall of Atlanta, &c.
J. D. WEBSTER,
NASHVILLE, TENN., September 13, 1864.
Major-General BURDRIDGE, Lexington, Ky.:
There is said to be a rebel force of 2,000 to 3,000 under Williams in White County. They are crippled and demoralized. We have a complete force after them. They will hardly trouble Kentucky. I hear of no other force in that direction.
J. D. WEBSTER,
NASHVILLE, September 13, 1864.
Brigadier General W. D. WHIPPLE:
The Ninth Pennsylvania Cavalry is at McMinnville. Fifth Tennessee started from Tullahoma this morning, with rations and horseshoes for both regiments, and they will pursue Williams there this evening.
B. H. POLK,
HDQRS. DEFENSES NASHVILLE AND CHATTANOOGA R. R.,
Tullahoma, Tenn., September 13, 1864.
Major ARMSTRONG, Fifth Tennessee Cavalry:
MAJOR: You will immediately proceed with your command to McMinnville, Tenn., and report to Colonel Thomas J. Jordan, of the Ninth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Cavalry, for duty in pursuing the rebels under Williams. When this pursuit shall have ended you will return to this post with your regiment.
By command of Major-General Milroy:
JNO. O. CRAVENS,
CHATTANOOGA, TENN., September 13, 1864.
Major S. B. MOE,
Assistant Adjutant-General, District of the Etowah:
MAJOR: In obedience to the desire of the general commanding the district, I beg leave to submit the following report of the dates and hours of the occurrence of the expedition under his command:
The troops were loaded upon the trains, and the trains left the depot at this place at 7.30 a. m. September 1, and reached Whiteside's Station at 10 a. m. the same day. Here, in obedience to the orders of the railroad