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NASHVILLE, TENN., November 13, 1864.

Brigadier General R. S. GRANGER,

Decatur:

The major-general commanding directs me to say that he desires you to keep a sharp lookout for Hood on the south side of the river in the vicinity of your post. Major-General Thomas thinks it possible Hood may give you a visit before long.

B. H. POLK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

DECATUR, November 13, 1864.

(Received 14th.)

Major B. H. POLK,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Your dispatch is just received. We are as well prepared as our means will furnish. The late leave rains have damaged our works somewhat, but we are repairing them as rapidly as possible. I have had in view the return of Hood, which I thought very possible.

R. S. GRANGER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

NASHVILLE, TENN., November 13, 1864.

Colonel W. B. SIPES,

Columbia:

The general desires that you keep the country to the WEST and south-west of your post well scouted. A portion of General Schofield's corps will remain at Columbia until you can re-enforced by troops belonging to this district.

B. H. POLK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, November 13, 1864.

Major-General STANLEY,

Pulaski:

Your dispatch of to-day [yesterday] received. Trains ought to reach you to-day, as the break in the railroad was mended last night. Report whether or not they have arrived at Pulaski.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

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

PULASKI, November 13, 1864 -9 a. m.

Brigadier-General WHIPPLE,

Chief of Staff:

No dispatches from General Hatch last night. Major Tompkins, in command of scouts sent to Clifton, sends dispatch 4 p. m. yesterday. Says 1,000 of Forrest's men passed through Waynesborough Thursday