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the river with the Second Tennessee Cavalry. I am to start up the river at 11 o'clock to-day with 100 men on the gun-boat Stone River to see if I can obtain any information.

R. S. GRANGER,

Brigadier-General.

DECATUR, October 19, 1864.

Major-General ROUSSEAU:

I leave in an hour on a reconnaissance up the river on gun-boat Stone River. Will be at Bridgeport some time to-morrow; will telegraph you from there any news of importance.

R. S. GRANGER,

Brigadier-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., October 19, 1864.

Brigadier General John T. CROXTON,

One mile east of Florence, via Pulaski:

I have ordered General Granger to patrol the river from Decatur down to Lamb's Ferry with what cavalry he has.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

TEN MILES EAST OF FLORENCE,

October 19, 1864 - 9 a. m. (Via Pulaski.)

Major-General THOMAS:

Forrest forded the river in his late raid at Colbert Shoals, one mile above Waterloo. A gun-boat at Waterloo would cover that and shorten my line fifteen miles, as there is neither ford nor ferry within that distance above.

JOHN T. CROXTON,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers.

NASHVILLE, October 19, 1864 - 9 p. m.

Brigadier General John T. CROXTON,

Ten miles east of Florence, via Pulaski:

General Granger will have the Tennessee patrolled by the Second Regiment Tennessee Cavalry until the Ninth and Tenth Regiments Indiana Cavalry can be furnished with horses. If I can get a gun- boat to watch the ford at Colbert Shoals I will do so, but would advise you not to rely on such assistance.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, MILITARY DIST. OF Kentucky,

Lexington, Ky., October 19, 1864.

Captain F. M. Page,

Commanding Twenty-sixth Kentucky, Cynthiana:

Push on through Carlisle toward Owensville so as to co-operate with Colonel Spalding. Use your best judgment as to your line of march,