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MOBILE, September 8, 1864.

General J. B. HOOD:

Your telegram received. None crossed; believe no effort is being made to cross any.

R. TAYLOR,

Lieutenant-General.

MOBILE, September 8, 1864.

General J. B. HOOD:

None; expect none.

R. TAYLOR,

Lieutenant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 213.

Richmond, Va., September 8, 1864.

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XVI. Major General Arnold Elzey, Provisional Army, C. S., is assigned to duty as chief of artillery in the Army of Tennessee, and will report in person to General John B. Hood, commanding, &c.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

September 10, 1864.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War:

The following dispatch has just been received from Major-General Wheeler, dated between Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and Athens, Ala., 6th, via Corinth and Mobile September 9:

We destroyed the railroad and bridge on the Nashville railroad, and then worked down on the Alabama and Tennessee Railroad. We destroyed fifty miles of the two railroads and destroyed several trains and much property. Every fight thus far with the enemy successful, capturing and damaging large numbers. Our loss about 100 killed and wounded. No prisoners captured in action from us.

J. B. HOOD.