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F.

STEVENSON, October 2, 1864-2 p. m.

General MORGAN:

The general wishers you to move on to Athens without reference to railroad being repaired as you go; that can be done after you have passed on. Your advance will cover working parties necessarily. If you find the enemy at Athens he wishers you to drive him out.

RAMSEY,

Captain, Assistant Adjutant-General.

G.

STEVENSON, October 2, 1864-2 o'clock.

Brigadier General J. D. MORGAN:

Am here on the way to Nashville, but will stay at Tullahoma until 3 o'clock to-morrow morning. Send dispatches to Tullahoma till that time, and afterward to Nashville.

ROBT. H. RAMSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

H.

NASHVILLE, October -, 1864.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

Via Athens:

Dispatches arrived. The major-general commanding directs that you stay at Athens with your command until further orders are sent you.

ROBT. H. RAMSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

I.

NASHVILLE, October 8, 1864.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

Shoal Creek, via Athens, Ala.:

It is reported that Forrest has not yet crossed the river, being unable to do so, and was trying to cross at or near Clifton, with General Croxton in pursuit. The major-general commanding directs me to say for you not to return until you are really certain that he is cross the river before you return to Athens, and that you communicate with General Rousseau, who was at Blue River, on old military road, ten miles north of Florence, yesterday a. m.

ROBT. H. RAMSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

J.

NASHVILLE, October 12, 1864.

Brigadier General JAMES D. MORGAN,

Athens:

Move at once with your DIVISION to Bridgeport, and report your starting for and arrived at that place. It is important that no time be lost.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.