War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0590 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.

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PULASKI, TENN., November 1, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

I am marching under General O. O. Howard's orders to Stevenson, Ala., and Rome, Ga. The movements of the enemy are such you may want me in this vicinity.

EDWARD HATCH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding First Div. Cav., Dept. of the Tenn.

NASHVILLE, November 1, 1864-3. 30 p. m.

Brigadier-General HATCH,

Pulaski:

(To be forwarded if not at Pulaski.)

You must not think of obeying the order of Major-General Howard at present. Put yourself between the enemy and Columbia without further delay, resisting the enemy's progress by all means in your power. Communicate with General Croxton at Shoal Creek, and co- operate with him. Acknowledge receipt.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

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

PULASKI, TENN., November 1, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

Your dispatch received. I will move and will communicate with General Croxton.

Very respectfully, yours,

EDWARD HATCH,

Brigadier-General.

MOUND CITY, ILL., November 1, 1864-6 p. m.

Major-General THOMAS:

Your telegram received. Will send all the gun-boats up the Tennessee River that can possibly be spared.

A. M. PENNOCK,

Captain, Commanding MISSISSIPPI Squadron.

PADUCAH, KY., November 1, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

Three gun-boats have gone up the Tennessee to-day, and if Captain Fitch sends me more gun-boats I will send them up also.

JAMES W. SHIRK,

Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Rome, Ga., November 1, 1864.

Major-General SCHOFIELD,

Resaca, Ga.:

Do not use the cars for the transportation of your wagons and horses, for we cannot spare the rolling-stock. Let them go into Chattanooga