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that the railroad is destroyed from Resaca to within half a mile of Tunnel Hill. A part of General Hood's army passed through Nickajak Gap night before last, moving in a western direction.

W. H. HAYS,

Colonel Tenth Kentucky.

JUNCTION, October 15, 1864.

Major-General SCHOFIELD:

Information here is that there is no enemy south of here to Dalton on road; they are reported to have gone WEST through Nickajack Gap. Shall I go on to Ringgold, or farther? General Sprague has telegraphed you the information there is here.

WAGNER,

Brigadier General, Commanding Second DIVISION, Fourth Army Corps.

RINGGOLD, October 15, 1864.

Major-General SCHOFIELD:

From the best information I can get there is no enemy on the road, but WEST from Dalton yesterday. The garrison at Resaca has not been surrendered. Says the Fourth and Fourteenth Corps turned to the WEST near Tilton.

WAGNER,

Brigadier-General.

CHATTANOOGA, October 15, 1864-11 p. m.

Brigadier-General WAGNER,

Chickamauga Junction:

Unless you receive further orders before daylight in the morning, return at that time with the brigade now with you and move on to Bridgeport. Report to me as you pass this place. General Sprague will remain with his brigade at Ringgold.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

CHICKAMAUGA JUNCTION, October 15, 1864.

General SCHOFIELD:

The operator formerly at Dalton is now at Ringgold. He escaped from the enemy and was at Dalton this a. m. He says Hood passed westward through Nickajack Gap yesterday noon, headquarters at Dalton; that Stanley's corps left Tilton yesterday in pursuit of the enemy. Road totally destroyed south of Tunnel Hill, but no enemy there now.

J. W. SPRAGUE,

Brigadier-General.

CHATTANOOGA, October 15, 1864.

Brigadier-General SPRAGUE,

Chickamauga Junction:

All right. Move on to Ringgold.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.