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CENTRE STAR, ALA., October 29, 1864-9 p. m.

(Via Pulaski 30th.)

Major-General SHERMAN:

In the Field:

It is reported that Hood's entire army reached Town Creek to-day and expects to cross the river at Bainbridge to-night. I have this from such a source that I cannot doubt its truth. I will do what I can to prevent their crossing, keeping you fully advised.

JOHN T. CROXTON,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers.

(Same to General Thomas.)

NASHVILLE, TENN., October 29, 1864-10 p. m.

Major General R. H. MILROY,

Tullahoma:

Send out at once a cavalry reconnaissance to New Market and ascertain, if possible, the truth of the report that Mead is organizing a guerrilla party at that place or vicinity. If found you will deal with them as you have heretofore dealt with guerrillas.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

COLUMBIA, TENN., October 29, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

All detachments of Colonel Eli Long's brigade have left or will leave to-day for Nashville. A portion wee delayed for want of transportation.

W. B. SIPES,

Colonel.

GALLATIN, TENN., October 29, 1864.

ASST. ADJT. General, ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND:

I have the honor to report that the Fourteenth and SIXTEENTH Illinois Cavalry, First Brigade, Cavalry DIVISION, Army of the Ohio, are now passing the town.

H. CAPRON,

Colonel, Commanding.

LOUISVILLE AND NASHVILLE RAILROAD,

OFFICE OF SUPT. OF MACHINERY AND ROAD DEPARTMENT,

Louisville, Ky., October 29, 1864.

Major-General ROUSSEAU,

Commanding District of Nashville:

GENERAL: The following dispatch was received at this office from the roadmaster at Nashville, October 28:

Two of the robbers, Buck Smith and Taylor, came into Fountain Head, where section men were working, and took them out a mile from the road and robbed them and threatened to kill if they were caught working on the road again. They struckt two of the men over the heads with their pistols and cut them pretty badly. What is to be done? I will not be able to keep any men at work on this end of the road.

NISWANGER.