PULASKI, November 2, 1864-3 p. m.
(Received 5 p. m.)
Unless Thomason and Marshall's batteries have got off they must go by way of Nashville, as all infantry will have left Athens. Did you get my dispatch ordering the train and Kirby by way of Decherd and Fayetteville? If you come by Athens hurry everything up.
D. S. STANLEY,
STEVENSON, ALA., November 2, 1864-6 p. m.
Captain L. BRIDGES,
Chief of Arty., Fourth Army Corps, Huntsville and Decatur:
I will send Marshall and Thomasson's batteries to Pulaski via Nashville. Tell General Wagner not to wait for them but go ahead as soon as you are ready. Use all possible dispatch in getting off. Acknowledge receipt of this.
By order of Major-General Stanley:
WM. H. SINCLAIR,
HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,
Pulaski, November 2, 1864-7. 30 p. m.
Assistant Adjutant-General, Fourth Army Corps:
The following is a copy of General Stanleys' dispatch:
The train and brigade guarding it must come by the way of Decherd and Fayetteville, unless they have passed Stevenson, in which case they can come by Huntsville and Fayetteville. Wagner must escort all of the artillery. Tell Captain Hodgdon to arrange to feed the corps from Nashville and not to send rations to Athens.
Everything should hurry up.
Acknowledge receipt of this. How is the Twenty-THIRD Corps moving?
J. S. FULLERTON,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.
ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,
Pulaski, Tenn., November 2, 1864.
The undersigned hereby assumes command of all the troops at, and in the vicinity of, Athens. Colonel Pace, Tenth Indiana Cavalry, will continue in command of the post.
DAVIS S. STANLEY,
DECATUR JUNCTION, ALA., November 2, 1864.
Everything that can be done to obstruct passing of Elk River can be done in a short time. Road to the ford is through a deep cut, and timber can be felled into it very quickly. I have ordered the