War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0376 Chapter LI. KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA.

Search Civil War Official Records

HDQRS. SECOND CAV. DIV., DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Gaylesville, October 20, 1864 - 9. 30 a. m.

Brigadier-General COX,

Commanding Army of the Ohio:

GENERAL: I have reached this place with but little skirmishing. I learn that only one corps of infantry - Steward's - passed through here; it went on toward Blue Pond. The other two corps two corps are reported to have passed down Shinbone Valley, and in the same direction; no one knows where they have gone from that point, where there are roads leading everywhere. A pontoon had been down at Edwards' Ferry until last Thursday, when it was taken up on the other side. I will take the Blue Pond road from town and send back any information. I will meet opposition, I suppose, in a short time.

Very respectfully, &c.,

K. GARRARD,

Brigadier-General, &c.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

October 20, 1864 - 10. 30 a. m.

Respectfully forwarded to headquarters Military DIVISION of the Mississippi.

My column is close up behind Garrard's. I will put them in camp in good ground beyond the town, and have notified General G. that I will hold them in readiness to give him the promptest support if he needs it in his reconnaissance in direction of Blue Pond.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Two miles from Gaylesville, October 20, 1864.

Brigadier General K. GARRARD:

GENERAL: Your note from Gaylessvile is received. My orders are to camp my command at that place, but whilst you are in front of it I will hold the force in readiness to give any required support promptly. My column is close behind yours.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

Little River, October 20, 1864 - 1 p. m.

Brigadier General J. D. COX,

Commanding Army of the Ohio:

GENERAL: I have reached this point with the usual obstructions and skirmishing. I learn from different citizens the same story, viz, that the rebel infantry passed by Blue Pond yesterday and took the left hand road to the Coosa and camped nine miles from Blue Pond. The rebel cavalry hold Little River and I am not yet over. As it is a considerable stream I do not yet know if I can force a crossing.

Very respectfully, &c.,

K. GARRARD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding DIVISION.