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HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Chattanooga, Tenn., October 12, 1864-7. 50 p. m.

Major-General THOMAS,

Nashville, Tenn.:

From telegram just received from Ringgold, I am informed that the enemy occupied La Fayette to-day, about 250 strong. A company of the Ninth Pennsylvania Cavalry had a skirmish with them at La Fayette.

G. D. WAGNER,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Chattanooga, Tenn., October 12, 1864-7 p. m.

General BRADLEY,

Bridgeport, Ala.:

From telegram just received from General Thomas I am informed that the enemy is moving in the direction of Chattanooga and Bridgeport, and he desires that all the cavalry scout well to the front, and find the enemy if possible, and report promptly any information received. Have you any news?

G. D. WAGNER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Chattanooga, Tenn., October 12, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER OF CAVALRY,

Whiteside's:

I am advised by telegram just received from General Thomas that the enemy is moving in the direction of this place and Bridgeport. I want you to use your entire cavalry force in scouting well to the front, and find the enemy if possible, and report promptly any information you may obtain.

G. D. WAGNER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CHATTANOOGA, October 12, 1864.

Colonel R. C. BROWN,

Sixty-fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Whiteside's:

The following dispatch* has just been received from Ringgold:

The general commanding desires to know whether your cavalry has any information to that effect; if not, he directs that you send scouts and ascertain, if possible, whether there is any truth in the report.

GEORGE LEE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See Davidson to Wagner, following.

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