War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0233 Chapter LI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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NASHVILLE, TENN., October 12, 1864.

(Received 13th.)

Major T. T. ECKERT:

Telegraph and railroad torn up again between Tilton and Resaca, and no news from the front. Wheeler attacked Resaca at 11 a. m. to-day, and there has been fighting there all day. Result not known. Artillery firing was heavy. Rebel infantry reported six miles WEST of Tilton, moving toward Dalton. Train burned on Louisville road last night by guerrillas.

J. C. VAN DUZER.

CHATTANOOGA, October 12, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

Your dispatch to General Steedman received, but cannot hear from the general. Scouts from Ringgold report 1,000 cavalry, said to be Wheeler's advance, passed through Nickajack Gap at 11. 30 this a. m., moving toward Dalton. General Wagner has 1,000 men on trains at Ringgold.

Respectfully,

S. B. MOE,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

FLORENCE, ALA., October 12, 1864-11. 30 p. m.

(Via Athens.)

Major-General THOMAS:

Your dispatch just received. Will move at daylight in the morning and reach Athens by 10 o'clock in the evening. If railroad transportation can be furnished at Athens for my command, 2,000 men can reach Bridgeport the next morning. Three of my regiments are mounted, two in wagons, and Marshall's battery.

JAMES B. STEEDMAN,

Major-General.

DALTON, October 12, 1864.

Major S. B. MOE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

My scouts report rebel force at Villanow and this side; report rebels intend to attack here in the morning or during the night.

L. JohnSON,

Colonel, Commanding.

DALTON, October 12, 1864.

Major MOE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I am informed that the rebels have attacked Resaca, and that they are fighting there now. Please send me 75,000 elongated ball cartridges, caliber . 57, as soon as possible.

L. JohnSON,

Colonel, Commanding.