War of the Rebellion: Serial 077 Page 0628 Chapter LI. KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA.

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W.

IN THE FIELD,

Seven miles from Alpine.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

Commanding Second DIVISION, Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: There is a creek here and one two miles back. General Schofield desires you will exercise your own discretion as to which you will encamp upon, but if you conclude to halt the DIVISION at the creek two miles back, he requests you to send forward one regiment to this point to report to me.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. M. WHERRY,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

X.

IN CAMP,

Broomtown Post-Office, Ala., October 21, 1864.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

Commanding Second DIVISION, Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Major-General Schofield requests that you move your DIVISION at 6 a. m. to-morrow to Gaylesville, where he will be able to give you further instructions. The train will move with the troops.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. M. WHERRY,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

Y.

NEAR GAYLESVILLE, ALA., October 22, 1864.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

Commanding DIVISION, Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: General Schofield directs that you rejoin your corps. He has gone on to General Sherman's headquarters.

Very respectfully,

LEVI T. SCOFIELD,

Aide-de-Camp.

1.

STEVENSON, ALA., October 2, [1], 1864.

Captain RAMSEY,

Asst. Adjt. General, Major-General Thomas's Staff:

The First, Second, and one regiment of the THIRD Brigade, and Barnett's battery at this point. As soon as the trains are arranged will move out on the Huntsville road. Guerrilla attack on this road about twelve miles from here, tearing up track, destroying 2 or 3 cars, and killing 1 or 2 men. Construction train has been sent out to repaid road. No telegraph communication with Huntsville. No commissary supplies here. I have ordered some forward with THIRD Brigade, which I hope will be pushed forward promptly. I learn the Huntsville road is almost entirely unprotected. If I find all right at Huntsville, shall I hold my trains and return by rail to Stevenson? Shall probably be here long enough for an answer.

JAMES D. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General.