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CHATTANOOGA, October 16, 1864.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

Commanding DIVISION, Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Make your preparations to move as understood last evening, but do not start until further orders. You may have to go to Bridgeport or march up Lookout Valley.

Very, respectfully,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., October 16, 1864 - 6 p. m.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

Commanding DIVISION:

Have your command in readiness to move at daylight to-morrow morning with all the rations the men can carry in their haversacks. If you march you will take the ammunition train of twenty wagons, which was made up this morning. You may move by rail.

By command of Major-General Schofield:

G. M. BASCOM,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., October 16, 1864.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

Commanding Second DIVISION, Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Major-General Schofield directs me to say that your DIVISION will not move until further orders, probably for some time yet but he desires it to be held in readiness to move at a moment's notice.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. M. WHERRY,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

CHATTANOOGA, October 16, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

Communication by courier is open on the line of the railroad. The block houses are occupied, as heretofore, to Tunnel Hill; road all right one mile beyond tunnel. Can run to Dalton by way of Cleveland. Have ordered the troops withdrawn by Schofield from Cleveland to reoccupy that place. Scouts from Whiteside's just returned from Lebanon, Ala., coming through Deer Head Cove, report "no enemy to be found. " Enemy probably moving in the direction of Summerville with the intention to recross the Coosa or take the direction of Decatur, Ala., as General Sherman may determine.

JAMES B. STEEDMAN,

Major-General.

HUNTSVILLE, October 16, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

I don't believe either Forrest or Roddey can he with. Hood. My scout from Blountsville, returned to-day, reports having heard of Hood moving toward Chattanooga, but makes no report of Forrest having