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RINGGOLD, October 16, 1864.

General SCHOFIELD:

Have just telegraphed all the information I have. We have heard no firing, and have nothing from the enemy, except as already reported.

J. W. SPRAGUE,

Brigadier-General.

CHATTANOOGA, October 16, 1864.

Brigadier-General SPRAGUE,

Ringgold:

Return to Chattanooga with your command and be prepared to march at daylight in the morning with all the rations your men can carry in their haversacks.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., October 16, 1864.

Colonel JORDAN,

Ninth Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, Whiteside's:

General Schofield has information that the enemy were at La Fayette this morning, and he desires the earliest information as to whether they passed through the gap, going west, that you can obtain.

WM. M. WHERRY,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

WHITESIDE'S, October 16, 1864.

(Received 1. 30 p. m.)

Major WHERRY:

I have sent three companies this a. m. to get the information you desire. I have also four companies marching from Valley Head in this direction. They will ascertain if the enemy cross the valley.

THOS. J. JORDAN,

Colonel, Commanding.

WHITESIDE'S, October 16, 1864.

General SCHOFIELD:

From my scouts I learn that Lee's and Cleburne's DIVISIONS are in the vicinity of Summerville; also part of Armstrong's cavalry. They have a wagon train of 800 wagons in the vicinity of Centre, on Coosa River. I will send you particulars by first train.

THOS. J. JORDAN,

Colonel Ninth Pennsylvania.

GRAYSVILLE, October 16, 1864.

General SCHOFIELD:

Arrived here last night. Marched through on the roads. Did not meet Wagner. Do you desire me or take my old position, and hold the bridges?

A. S. BLOOM,

Major, Commanding Post.