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Consolidated field return of Artillery Brigade, Seventeenth Army and Department of the Tennessee.

Present.

Battery. Officers. Men. Guns.

1st Illinois Light 2 72 3

Artillery, Battery D

a.

15th Ohio Battery. 3 103 4

1st Minnesota Battery. 4 81 4

14th Ohio Battery. 3 112 4

1st Michigan Light 2 100 4

Artillery, Battery C.

1st Michigan Light 2 86 4

Artillery, Battery H.

2nd Illinois Light 1 45 2

Artillery, Battery F

b.

Total. 17 599 25

Caliber. Rounds of Serviceable. Unserviceable.

ammunition

per-gun.

12-pounder light. 128 21 5

. . do. . 120 20 26

3-inch. 175 60 4

. . do. . 200 25 17

. . do. . 203 27 15

. . do. . 254 50 5

12-pounder light. 127 36 . . .

. . . . Total. . . . 1,207 239 72

. . . . .

a One-half of this battery is in Atlanta.

b One section of this battery is in Atlanta.

J. W. POWELL,

Major 2nd Illinois Light Arty., Chief of Arty., 17th Army Corps.

OCTOBER 22, 1864.

WASHINGTON, October 22, 1864 - 4 p. m.

Major-General THOMAS:

Dispatches from Memphis, dated the 20th, state that Forrest, Lee, and other rebel generals, with a large force, are moving toward Tuscumbia, with the supposed intention of operating on Sherman's communications. Sherman will find abundant supplies at the place indicated by General Grant.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

(Copy to General Sherman.)

NASHVILLE, TENN., October 22, 1864 - 10 p. m.

(Received 1 a. m. 23d.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

Your dispatch of 4 p. m. to-day is received. Have ordered out scouts to ascertain the truth of the report from Memphis. Have not heard from General Sherman since my last dispatch. The railroad will be completed by the 26th instant. In the mean time supplies are being forwarded by Chattanooga, ready to throw in a large supply to Atlanta as soon as the road is open. There are supplies for three months in Chattanooga now.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDER,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE OHIO, Numbers 135.

Gaylesville, Ala., October 22, 1864.

I. The undersigned hereby resumes immediate command of the army in the field.

II. Brigadier General J. D. Cox will resume command of his DIVISION.

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