War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0080 Chapter LI. KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA.

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HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Athens, Ala., October 4, 1864-6 a. m.

Captain RAMSEY,

Asst. Adjt. General, Major-General Thomas' Staff, Nashville, Tenn.:

My command on the march; will push forward with all possible dospatch. But twelve wagons came through last night by railroad. I am expecting what wagons they have at Decatur to arrive this morning. Nothing additional as to the movements of the enemy. Strong indications of a rainy day.

J. D. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General.

DECATUR, ALA., October 4, 1864.

(Received 3. 50 p. m. 5th.)

Major-General THOMAS:

Colonel Lyon telegraphed me, from Huntsville, the commanding officer at Larkinsville reports on information of a citizens that a rebel force of 1,000 strong is at Willianson's Mill, nine miles north of that place. The Eleventh Indiana Cavalry, 200 strong, have been ordered up to re-enforce post in that vicinity. This is all the forece I can make available for that purpose.

R. S. GRANGER,

Brigadier-General.

HUNTSVILLE, ALA., October 4, 1864.

Lieutenant SAMUEL M. KNEELAND,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Decatur, Ala.:

Commanding officer at Larkinsville reported on information from a citizens that a rebel force 1,000 strong it as Willianson's MIll., nine miles north of that place. I have ordered up the Eleventh Indiana Cavalry, over 200 strong, to re-enformce post in that vicinity.

WM. P. LYON,

Colonel Thirteenth Wisconsin, Commanding.

HDQRS. MEMPHIS AND CHARLESTON RAILROAD DEFENSES,

Huntsville, October 4, 1864.

Colonel R. R. STEWART,

Commanding Eleventh Indiana Cavalry, Huntsville, Ala.:

You will proceed to Larkinsville by railroad, with your command, immediately and re-enformce that post and the stations in the vicinity as far east of Mud Creek as your judgment may dictate. Keep your mounted men scouting the country north of the railroad, and if you find any considerable force of the enemy telegraph the facts to Major General Thomas, at Tullahoma or wherever he may be. Keep me advised of everything of interest.

WM. P. LYON,

Colonel Thirtienth Wisconsin, Commanding.