War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0720 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.

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[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, Tenn., November 10, 1864.

Respectfully referred to Lieutenant Burroughs, Engineer Department, to know whether pontoon-boats can be furnished to construct the bridge required. If they can, Lieutenant Burroughs will have them sent to the point required, at once, and if they are not here, measures will at once be taken to provide them. This paper will be returned with action noted.

By command of Major-General Thomas:

ROBT. H. RAMSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

U. S. ENGINEER'S OFFICE,

Nashville, Tenn., November 10, 1864.

Robert H. Ramsey, assistant adjutant-general, Department of the Cumberland, wants twelve pontoons from bridge at Columbia. Would respectfully inform you that Captain W. LeB. Jenney, acting engineer, Military DIVISION of the Mississippi, has under his charge twenty-three covens pontoons with necessary material. These are all there are in this vicinity, excepting one wooden pontoon at Nashville engineer shops.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE BURROUGHS,

Lieutenant, U. S. Engineers.

KINGSTON, November 9, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

Am I to be superseded in command of the First DIVISION by General Elliott? Please answer immediately.

W. P. CARLIN,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Kingston, Ga., November 9, 1864.

Major-General STEEDMAN,

Chattanooga, Tenn.:

See the proper authorities and have them forward any forage and subsistence that General Easton and Colonel Beckwith have specially ordered forward. I refer to its being promptly loaded and trains dispatched without delay.

L. M. DEYTON,

Aide-de-Camp.

DECATUR, November 9, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

The gun-boats Stone River has just returned. The detachment sent down scouted the island. They made 2 prisoners and destroyed 2 boats. Everything quiet. Courier from Major Swallow, at Elk River Ford, reports everything quiet. River not fordable. Everything prepared to obstruct the ford immediately on approach of the enemy.

R. S. GRANGER,

Brigadier-General.