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CHATTANOOGA, TENN., October 15, 1864-9 a. m.

Brigadier-General BRADLEY,

Bridgeport, Ala.:

General Schofield has ordered General Steedman to relieve your command. As soon as relieved you will repair to this point.

G. D. WAGNER,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

NASHVILLE, October 15, 1864.

Major-General STEEDMAN:

Have all the troops of your command reached Chattanooga? If not, when do you expect them to be there? If there is any trouble please report to me, and I will have it removed as soon as possible, so that they will go through.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, Commanding.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., October 15, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS,

Nashville:

My troops will all be here by 4 o'clock this p. m. A part are now at Whiteside's, but will be here soon. When they arrive I intend to take the troops here and find the enemy if in this vicinity.

Respectfully,

JAMES B. STEEDMAN,

Major-General.

OCTOBER 15, 1864.

Colonel JORDAN,

Whiteside's:

It is reported that the enemy is passing WEST through Dug Gap. You will ascertain at once the truth of this report. Their reported line of march would take them through Stevens' Gap and Deer Head Cove.

JAMES B. STEEDMAN,

Major-General.

OCTOBER 15, 1864.

Colonel JORDAN:

The general commanding directs that you send at once two companies of your command as far as Deer Head Cove to scout thoroughly in that vicinity, unless they encounter the enemy in force this side of them. They will report frequently by telegraph to these headquarters. They will keep a lookout for the enemy from direction of La Fayette. Enemy reported moving WEST from Dalton.

Respectfully,

S. B. MOE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.