War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0732 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 9.

Nashville, Tenn., November 10, 1864.

I. Colonel Horace Capron, commanding First Brigade, THIRD DIVISION, Cavalry Corps, Military DIVISION of the Mississippi, will report with his command to Brigadier General R. W. Johnson, at Pulaski, Tenn., for temporary duty.

II. The Tenth and Twelfth Regiments of Tennessee Cavalry are hereby transferred from the Seventh (originally Fourth DIVISION, Army of the Cumberland) to the Fifth DIVISION, Cavalry Corps, Military DIVISION of the Mississippi, and will report without delay to Brigadier-General Hatch, who will assign them to brigades and DIVISIONS, and send their dismounted men to Nashville for remount.

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IV. The Fifth Iowa Cavalry is detached from the THIRD Cavalry DIVISION and will report to the major-general commanding for assignment.

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By command of Brevet Major-General Wilson:

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., November 10, 1864-9 p. m.

(Received 12 p. m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

General Hatch reports from Taylor's Springs, Ala., 9 p. m. yesterday, that he moved forward his entire command to main crossings of Shoal Creek, and drove in the enemy's pickets. They were mostly cavalry, and were easily driven back. Found creek rising very rapidly, and therefore did not attempt to cross his force. Prisoners captured from the Sixty-THIRD Virginia reported one corps and one DIVISION on north side of Tennessee, with about 2,000 cavalry; the balance on south bank. He also reported having sent party in boats the night previous to cut enemy's pontoon bridge. Dispatch from him, 5 a. m. to-day, says a scout from below Florence, on the Tennessee, reports one corps and Roddey's cavalry at Florence; other two corps at Tuscumbia and Iuka. No troops at Eastport, and he believes none at Corinth. All small streams and the Tennessee high and rising rapidly. Nothing heard yet from the party sent to cut enemy's pontoon. These two reports seem to fix the position of the enemy, and I feel greatly encouraged in the hope for a successful termination of General Sherman's expedition. As soon as I can concentrate my force I shall assume the offensive.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, Ten., November 10, 1864. -9 a. m.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL U. S. ARMY,

Washington, D. C.

Please direct the return to this department immediately of all convalescents belonging to the Fourteenth, Fifteenth, Seventeenth, and