War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0706 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.

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CHATTANOOGA, November 8, 1864.

Brigadier-General WHIPPLE:

There men 600 armed men here belonging to Fourth Army Corps; where shall I send them?

JAS. B. STEEDMAN,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, November 8, 1864.

Major General JAMES B. STEEDMAN, Chattanooga:

Send all men belonging to the Fourth and Twenty-THIRD Corps to Pulaski, excepting only convascents.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

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

HUNTSVILLE, November 8, 1864.

Colonel PACE:

A force of cavalry, under Mead and Russell, numbering from 300 to 500, left Anderson's Cross-Roads this morning going [in] the direction of Fayetteville. You will send out some cavalry to watch their movements.

R. S. GRANGER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, Tenn., November 8, 1864-10 a. m.

Major-General STANLEY, Pulaski:

Your dispatch of 2 p. m. yesterday received. Sorry to hear that your train has been so much delayed. When it reaches you, you should forage, principally northeast of Pulaski, between the roads to Shelbyville and Columbia. The forage about Fayetteville will be needed for the cavalry when it goes from this place. Have received a dispatch from General Hatch giving me his and Croxton's positions. They must hold them as long as possible, and should the enemy overpower them and march on Pulaski you most hold that place, but should he avoid Pulaski and move north so place your troops as to cover Nashville, and strike him on the first favorable opportunity which may be presented. A. J. Smith troops will begin to arrive soon, and the cavalry from Louisville, where it has been sent to be mounted. We shall then be able to assume the offensive.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

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

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Pulaski, Tenn., November 8, 1864.

Colonel CARRON,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

COLONEL: In order to give greater security to our railroad, I desire you to send daily patrols, at least FIFTY men in strength, to scout the-