War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0655 Chapter LI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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NASHVILLE, November 5, 1864.

General SCHOFIELD:

Colonel Thompson from Johnsonville telegraphs that vedettes report the enemy east of Johnsonville moving toward that place, and one mile south of the railroad. You had better halt at Gillem's and concentrate your command before you go farther, unless you are certain upon communicating with Colonel Thompson that the above report is not correct.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, Commanding.

NASHVILLE, November 5, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

On train from Nashville to Johnsonville:

Stop at Waverly until further orders, and stop all troops of the corps there. I will be there to-night.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

JOHNSONVILLE, November 5, 1864.

General SCHOFIELD:

I assumed command of the forces upon my arrival. I have my men at work and will have good works for defense by 12 to-night. Enemy's camp-fires in view; do not think they have moved any material force this side of the river, although so reported. Will follow your instructions.

G. W. GALLUP,

Colonel, Commanding.

DALTON, November 5, 1864.

General SCHOFIELD:

I have not heard from you since I saw you, and no cars have been sent to transport my command as yet.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General.

DALTON, GA., November 5, 1864.

G. F. TINDALL,

Superintendent Railroad, Chattanooga:

The hospital stores should go to Nashville. No cars have reported here yet for my command. Please let me know the prospect.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General.

DALTON, November 5, 1864-5 p. m.

G. F. TINDALL,

Superintendent Railroad, Chattanooga:

I have no answer to my dispatch of this morning and not rains have as yet reported for my command. It is very important for me to know at once what to rely upon.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General.