your entering upon duty here. He has reviewed with pleasure your effort in the organization of the quartermaster and commissary departments, to render every man in those departments useful as a soldier in additional to his other duties, and would encourage you to a continual perseverance to effect the object aimed at, feeling assured of your ultimate and complete success.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
ROBERT H. RAMSEY,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Nashville, October 31, 1864-11 a. m.
Saint Louis, Mo.:
Hood succeeded in crossing the Tennessee four miles above Florence yesterday at 4 p. m. I therefore urge to send forward Generals A. J. Smith's and Mower's DIVISIONS to report to me at Johnsoville, terminus of Nashville and Northwestern Railroad, on the Tennessee, as rapidly as possible.
GEO. H. THOMAS,
Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.
NASHVILLE, TENN., October 31, 1864.
(Received 9. 40 p. m.)
Major Thomas T. ECKERT,
Assistant Superintendent U. S. Military Telegraph:
Hood is reported to-day moving north, on both sides of Tennes see River, threatening Johnsonville and the railroad between there and Nashville. Nothing else new. Railroad and telegraph lines all as last report.
J. C. VAN DUZER.
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Rome, Ga., October 31, 1864.
Resaca or Calhoun:
General Thomas desires your troops in Tennessee, and the general wishes you to report to him by telegraph at once; and you also have his sanction to leave the present garrison to protect Resaca and intermediate points.
L. M. DAYTON,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,
Calhoun, Ga., October 31, 1864.
Captain L. M. DAYTON,
I have reported by telegraph to General Thomas, as directed, and will be ready to obey his orders at once. Are there any trains below here that I can use, or must I get them from Chattanooga?
J. M. SCHOFIELD,