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Wisconsin Infantry. More than one-half of these are sick and unfit for active duty, but can hold block-houses. A little over 100 are wounded. Some of these numbers are taken from former reports, and a detailed report, which I can make in a day or two, may vary them a trifle. These troops were moved about considerably to the railroad to get in their reports. General Granger me to send this statement directly to you.

WM. P. LYON,

Colonel 13th Wisconsin, Commanding M. and C. R. R. Defenses.

NASHVILLE, October 8, 1864.

Major General L. H. ROUSSEAU,

Blue Watter, on Military Road,

Eighteenth miles north of Florence, via Pulaski:

I understand there are about 500 of Forrest's men scattered through the country in your vicinity, who have been unable to get away with him. I wish you to see that none of these men escape if it is possible to secure them.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

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

NASHVILLE, October 8, 1864.

Major-General ROUSSEAU:

(To be forwarded via Pulaski.)

I wish you to destroy every ferry-boat and crossing on the river between Decatur and Eastport before you return. Move your command below Florence, as you propose, and await the further consideration of the programme you submitted yesterday. In the mean time scout the country well. If possible ascertain the whereabouts of Forrest and more especially to secure any remaining force of Forrest's command yet on this side of the river.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

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

NASHVILLE, October 8, 1864.

Brigadier-General STARKWEATHER,

Pulaski:

I wish you to send out scout in the direction of Fayetteville and report to me as soon as possible. If there are any stragglers belonging to the enemy in that vicinity I wish you to permit none to escape.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

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

PULASKI, October 8, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

My couriers that I sent to General Morgan have this moment arrived. Delivered my dispatches to General Morgan, received dispatches from him, passed across to General Rousseau, who read the same and sent