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NASHVILLE, TENN., November 2, 1864-10 a. m.

Major-General STEEDMAN,

Chattanooga:

Major-General Schofield has just informed me that General Sherman has authorized him to leave the present garrison at Resaca, bringing all his command with him to Pulaski. I have directed General Schofield to leave one brigade of his escape of his corps to garrison Resaca. You must send to the Fourteenth, Twentieth, Fifteenth, and Seventeenth Corps at the front the drafted men and recruits assigned to those corps, under the officers belonging to the same, as soon as you possibly can, and if you are still required to make up the garrison of Resaca you might send a force from the organization of convalescents now being made up by General Cruft at Chattanooga.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

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

NASHVILLE, November 2, 1864-1 p. m.

Major-General STEEDMAN,

Chattanooga:

By direction of the honorable Secretary of War you will grant furloughs to 15th instant to all enlisted men belonging to regiments from the following States, who are in hospitals otherwise unfitted for field duty: Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. This is intended to include officers on same conditions. Transportation to be ordered to and from their homes.

Acknowledge receipt.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

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

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., November 2, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

Your dispatch of this date, in regard to furloughs, received. As regards forming garrisons from detachments of the Fourteenth, Fifteenth, Seventeenth, and Twentieth Corps, I have the honor to report that so far all such detachments reported from the front are with furloughs and are waiting transportation home.

JAS. B. STEEDMAN,

Major-General.

PULASKI, TENN., November 2, 1864-9. 50 a. m.

Major-General THOMAS:

I have no news, excepting the dispatch from General Croxton, of which you have a copy. I have sent an operator to Athens. Please have Colonel Donaldson invoice 1,000 axes, 1,000 picks, and 1,000 spades to Lieutenant Laubach, acting assistant quartermaster, Fourth Corps. My commissary is not here. Please have Colonel Porter invoice me ten days' supplies to the post commissary, if you think this advisable in the absence of my supply train; 60,000 rounds of ammunition, caliber . 58.

D. S. STANLEY,

Major-General.