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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Gaylesville, October 22, 1864.

General ELLIOTT,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: Your note by Captain Langdon is to hand. You train will be sent to Little River. The general does not care about your pushing into Gadsden, put to press the enemy until you know he has not turned toward the Tennessee. A DIVISION of infantry is at Alpine and a brigade at Valley Head. General Schofield is up and the army remains as before reported.

Yours, &c.,

L. M. DAYTON,

Aide-de-Camp.

HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Little River, Ala., October 22, 1864.

Colonel L. D. WATKINS,

Commanding THIRD Brigade, First Cavalry DIVISION:

You will march with your brigade upon the Gadsden road and report in person to these headquarters, in advance of your command, for orders.

By command of Brigadier-General Elliott:

J. E. JACOBS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Little River, Ala., October 22, 1864.

Colonel L. D. WATKINS,

Commanding THIRD Brigade, First Cavalry DIVISION:

I am directed by the general commanding to inform you that you will move to-day with your command. Send in to Gaylesville for what you need and hold your command in readiness to move as soon as ordered. Cavalry headquarters are with those of Second DIVISION, near Little River.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. E. JACOBS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

KINGSTON, October 22, 1864.

(Received 10. 22 p. m.)

General SMITH:

Last night near a stockade occupied by the FIFTY-sixth Illinois one man of that regiment was killed and one wounded. The patrols from the stockade occupied by the Tenth Iowa, hearing the firing, went to their assistance; they also had one man killed and one wounded. I have no further particulars. Major-Generals Mower and Wilson are here on their way to General Sherman.

B. D. DEAN,

Colonel, Commanding.