IN CAMP, BROOMTOWN POST-OFFICE, ALA., October 21, 1864.
Commanding Second DIVISION, Fourteenth Army Corps:
GENERAL: Major-General Schofield requests that you move your DIVISION at 6 a. m. to-morrow to Gaylessville, where he will be able to give you further instructions. The trains will move with the troops.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
WM. M. WHERRY,
Major and Aide-de-Camp.
HUNTSVILLE, October 21, 1864.
A lieutenant, a deserter from Hood's army, who arrived at this post yesterday, reports Roddey has been ordered to picket the south side of the river for the purpose of preventing deserters from crossing. He reports that a spirit of despondency pervades Hood's army, and that desertions are becoming frightfully prevalent.
R. S. GRANGER,
NASHVILLE, October 21, 1864.
Johnsonville and Waverly, Tenn.:
The rebel General Lyon crossed the Cumberland River fifteen miles above Clarksville, Tenn. It is supposed that he will cross the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad near Charlotte. He has 500 men with him.
By command of Major-General Rousseau:
[THOS. C. WILLIAMS,]
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
LEXINGTON, October 21, 1864.
Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,
All the force I can possibly spare, under General Halleck's orders to re-enforce you, has already gone to Nashville - the Thirteenth, Forty-ninth, and FIFTY-second Kentucky and Forty-ninth Indiana. The term of service of the three Kentucky regiments is about expiring, but if you can spare them I will use them against Forrest should be invade this State. I have no other troops to send into Western Kentucky.
S. G. BURBRIDGE,
Brevet Major-General, Commanding.
PADUCAH, KY., October 21, 1864.
Captain J. B. DICKSON,
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to state that things are all quiet at present in my district. Is it possible for you to furnish me with 300 or 400