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GILLEM'S, October 24, 1864.

Captain WILLIAMS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

Have been detained, on account of not hearing from Murphy, who is but three miles from here. Am all ready to start with the infantry of One hundredth Colored and one company of the Fort-THIRD Wisconsin. Have you any instructions? Please answer.

CHAS. R. THOMPSON,

Colonel, Commanding.

NASHVILLE, October 24, 1864.

Colonel CHARLES R. THOMSON,

Gillem's:

Telegraph to General Hatch, commanding cavalry of the Army of the Tennessee, now at Clifton, and inform of Lyon's movements, and say to him that I wish him to be on the lookout for Lyon and to try and head him off and catch him.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

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

NASHVILLE, October 24, 1864.

Colonel PACE,

Columbia:

Colonel Thompson reports that rebel General Lyon, with from 500 to 800 men, crossed the Northwestern railroad near Gillem's. It is possible that he may pass your way; perhaps is making for Florence. Send out scouts well toward river and keep close watch for him. Report all news of enemy promptly.

By command of Major-General Rousseau:

[THOS. C. WILLIAMS,]

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Colonels Sipes and Park.)

LOUISVILLE, KY., October 24, 1864.

General S. MEREDITH:

A battalion of U. S. colored cavalry will be sent you in a day or two.

J. BATES DICKSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,

October 24, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

The enemy picket the WEST bank of the Tennessee from Eastport to Perryville. About 4,000 rebels passed up from Corinth through Purdy toward Jackson on the 20th. Forrest was reported at Jackson on the 21st of this month; I am not sure. A column, with artillery, went north through Bolivar. I have not been able to ascertain its strength.