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civil employes; only 200 for Mack [McClellan]; vote of regiments not yet received. Rebels in small numbers, under Harper, have twice cut Louisville lines and destroyed cars. Weather pleasant, but cool.

J. C. VAN DUZER.

CHATTANOOGA, October 11, 1864-10. 30 p. m.

Major-General SHERMAN:

I have just received the following dispatch:

TUNNEL HILL, October 11, 1864.

SIR: I have reliable information that Wheeler intends to attack this place to-night. His forces are encamped at Villanow this evening at 3 o'clock. One corps of Hood's infantry is reported in Mill Creek Valley and marching in this direction, and will encamp at Villanow to-night.

G. A. POTEET,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

G. D. WAGNER,

Brigadier-General.

CHATTANOOGA, October 11, 1864-3 p. m.

Major D. H. KIMMEL,

Ninth Pennsylvania Veteran Cavalry Volunteers, Whiteside's:

Information just received from the south indicates that there is danger from the enemy at Ringgold. Will you please send out scouts in that direction at once, and ascertain, if possible, whether there is any force of the enemy about there, and report any information to me.

G. D. WAGNER,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Chattanooga, October 11, 1864-10. 15 p. m.

Colonel J. W. BLAKE,

Commanding Second Brigade:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that you hold that part of your command now in camp in readiness to move at a moment's notice.

I am, colonel, your obedient servant,

GEORGE LEE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHATTANOOGA, October 11, 1864-11. 30 p. m.

Brigadier General L. P. BRADLEY,

Commanding at Bridgeport, Ala.:

It is reported that Wheeler is at Villanow, and intends to attack Dalton to-night; that one corps of Hood's infantry were in Mill Creek Valley this afternoon, marching in the direction of Tunnel Hill, and would encamp at Villanow to-night. Later dispatches from Colonel Johnson, at Dalton, dated 9. 30 p. m., state that cavalry had attacked his pickets and were in front of his line.

GEORGE LEE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.