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JOHNSONVILLE, October 6, 1864.

Major B. H. POLK,

Assistant Adjutant - General, District of Tennessee:

MAJOR: The following dispatch has been received from Major Collin Ford, commanding One hundredth U. S. Colored Infantry:

GILLEM'S, October 6, 1864.

Colonel CHARLES R. THOMPSON,

Commanding.

About 150 of Forrest's men crossed railroad one mile WEST of Gillem's Station this morning at dayLight, toward Cumberland River, cutting telegraph in two places.

C. FORD,

Major, &c.

Respectfully,

CHAS. R. THOMPSON,

Colonel, &c.

KNOXVILLE, October 6, 1864.

Major - General SCHOFIELD:

October 1, drove the enemy from Carter's Station. He went beyond Zollicoffer. At 3 p. m. received General Sherman's orders. Forwarded it by two couriers, and the morning of the 2nd another courier to General Burdbridge; all by different routes. Left Carter's Station at 1 p. m. with First Ohio Heavy Artillery and Tenth Michigan Cavalry. Met your order, forwarded it to General HGillem, who forwarded it that night by two couriers to General B[urbridge]. October 3, 8 p. m., General Gillem had not received any word from General B[urbridge]. We arrived here last evening.

J. AMMEN,

Brigadier - General of Volunteers.

NASHVILLE, TENN., October 6, 1864.

General A. C. GILLEM,

Bull's Gap:

General Sherman directs me to recall General Burbridge, but he can hardly get back to do any good in the matter occasioning his recall. I have no intelligence from him except a report in the newspapers that he has captured the salt-works. Forrest is supposed to be trying to get across the river (Tennessee) somewhere about or below Florence. Northing certain from him for several days.

J. D. WEBSTER,

Brigadier - General.

LOUISVILLE, October 6, 1864.

Major General J. M. SCHOFIELD:

General Meredith telegraphs from Paducah that a rebel cavalry force of 500, which he considers the advance of a large force, is advancing toward Paducah from Jackson, and asks for re- enforcements. Captain Dickson says General Burbridge has no troops.

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant - General.