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stroyed all buildings and property on Campbell's farm near Smith's Station. Governments plantation heard heavy cannonading and volleys of musketry toward Columbia. Send us some news.

J. B. PARK,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

NASHVILLE, TENN., October 2, 1864-11. 35 a. m.

Lieutenant Colonel J. B. PARK,

Franklin:

Do you understand that Columbia has been surrendered to the enemy, and how far down has the road been destroyed?

B. H. POLK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

FRANKLIN, October 2, 1864.

Major B. H. POLK:

I do not learn that Columbia has been surrendered. I am inclined to think it is not. As near as I can learn up to this time the road is destroyed to Duck River from Spring Hill. I cannot ascertain about the bridge at Duck River. The mill at Smith's Station and depot at Spring Hill are burned. I think it would be well to put them on guard on the Northwestern road. Can you give me any news from the Chattanooga road?

J. B. PARK,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Post.

FRANKLIN, October 2, 1864.

Major POLK,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

My scouts report from Thompson's Station a few straggling parties of rebels from fifteen to twenty-five in a party. Cannonading was heard last night at dark in direction of Columbia from Thompson's Station. Grape Vine says there is a brigade at Hillsborough. I will watch them closely.

J. B. PARK,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Post.

FRANKLIN, October 2, 1864.

Major B. H. POLK:

Mr. J. H. White, of this place, tacked with a brother in Forrest's command, at Hillsborough at 1 o'clock this p. m., and obtained this information: Forrest crossed Tennessee River with 10,000 troops and thirty cannon; destroyed railroad from Athens to Pulaski; went within twenty miles of Tullahoma; found the road so heavily garrisoned they came back to Lewisburg and divided forces, Forrest coming to Spring Hill and Buford going down the river to Columbia, where the were to from junc-