War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0234 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.

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DALTON, October 12, 1864.

Major WHERRY:

The road between here and Kingston is all right. A force of 1,000 rebels was reported within ten or fifteen miles of here, coming this way at 11 a. m. Have heard nothing since.

L. JohnSON,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

CHATTANOOGA, October 12, 1864.

Major WHERRY:

Colonel Archer, commanding at Tilton, reports Wheeler attacked Resaca at 11 o'clock this a. m. Colonel Wever was holding out at Resaca when last heard from. There is also a rebel force six miles WEST of tilton, encamped; no knowledge of its strength.

G. F. TINDALL,

General Agent.

CHATTANOOGA, October 12, 1864-5 p. m.

Major-General SHERMAN:

Having recently received information that the enemy is threatening the road between here and Dalton, I have directed that the brigade sent down last night remain at ringgold till further orders.

G. D. WAGNER,

Brigadier-General.

NASHVILLE, October 12, 1864.

Brigadier General GEORGE D. WAGNER,

Chattanooga:

It is reported that Hood is making a movement in the direction of Chattanooga and Bridgeport. The major-general commanding wishes you to send out cavalry scouts and ascertain the truth of the matter if possible, and advise him at once if you discover anything, and also advise the commanding officer of any post he may be attempting to demonstrate against. General Morgan, with his DIVISION, is on his way to Chattanooga, where he will stop to re-enforce the garrison of Chattanooga, if that be the point aimed at.

ROBT. H. RAMSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Chattanooga, Tenn., October 12, 1864.

General THOMAS,

Nashville, Tenn.:

I have no information of any considerable force near this place. Said to be a small force of cavalry at La Fayette, also a force of the enemy at Villanow. Small force reported at Gordon's Mills. Fighting at Resaca. We are preparing for the enemy.

G. D. WAGNER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.