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NASHVILLE, TENN., November 6, 1864-1. 30 p. m.

Brigadier-General HATCH,

Bough's Factory, via Pulaski, Lexington:

General Croxton, from Four-Mile Creek, reports that the enemy attacked him at Shoal Creek, compelling him to fall back to his present position. I wish you to get into position and co-operate with General Croxton as soon as possible, and do all you can to drive the enemy back or resist his farther progress. General Croxton will report to you and give you all the information he has.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

GILLEM'S, November 6, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

Colonel Gallup says Forrest is reported by citizens to have reported his whole force above Johnsonville, but he does not credit the report. The force which made the demonstration last night has disappeared and Colonel Gallup has sent scouts to get information. Three hundred mounted men of Second Tennessee have arrived at Johnsonville. I will wait here until some of my troops get up, and then be guided by the information I shall obtain. Please have the operator sent to Waverly.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, November 6, 1864.

General SCHOFIELD:

Your dispatch of this a. m. received. Captain Van Duzer, manager military telegraph, informs me that there are two operators at Waverly and two also at Johnsonville. Ascertain as well as possible the truth of the reported movement of the enemy as soon as you can and let me know the result of your investigation.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

GILLEM'S, November 6, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

I have nothing further of the enemy. Two train loads of troops will probably be here soon. Do you think it advisable to concentrate my force here or go on to Johnsonville?

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, Tenn., November 6, 1864-3 p. m.

Major-General SCHOFIELD,

Gillem's Station, Tenn.:

I advised you to concentrate at Gillem's upon the receipt of General Thompson's report that the enemy was within one mile of the railroad on south side, but as we have heard nothing more of the enemy I wish

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