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Wood's Station, or Nickajack, about eight miles from this place. I have no doubt this is the same party that destroyed the railroad near Tunnel Hill last night. They will probably attempt its destruction at the same place to-night.

W. H. HAYS,

Colonel, Commanding.

RINGGOLD, October 13, 1864.

Major MOE:

I have heretofore sent you all the information that I have in relation to the forces of the enemy near Dalton. If the reports are to be relied upon that I have from there, the rebels have infantry near that place. I am just starting a courier to Colonel Potect, at Tunnel Hill. If he is no re-enforced by daylight shall he fall back toward Chattanooga? Answer.

W. H. HAYS,

Colonel Tenth Kentucky, Commanding.

CHATTANOOGA, October 13, 1864.

Colonel POTEST,

Tunnel Hill:

Try and communicate with Dalton. If such re-enforcement as can be sent from here will be available to drive the enemy, will send them at once by Ringgold.

Respectfully,

S. B. MOE,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

RINGGOLD, October 13, 1864.

Major S. B. MOE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have just received following dispatches:

DALTON, October 13, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICERS,

Ringgold and Tunnel Hill:

The rebels are advancing on this place in force. Send me support immediately, if possible.

L. JohnSON,

Colonel, Commanding.

TUNNEL HILL, October 13, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Ringgold:

One of my scouts has just come in, and reports infantry force at Triple Creek Gap. The enemy are between Tunnel Hill and Dalton in force.

GEO. A. POTEET,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding at Tunnel Hill.

We have information that they are now fighting at Dalton. If you will send re-enforcement here immediately we will try and communicate with Colonel Johnson.

W. H. HAYS,

Colonel, Commanding Post.