CARLEY'S HOUSE, October 4, 1864.
It is very important that the cuts on the Georgia railroad should be filled with brush and logs and then dirt thrown in upon them.
J. B. HOOD,
(Same to General Fry and superintendent of Georgia railroad.)
HDQRS, DEPT. OF ALA., MISS., AND E. LA., Numbers 126. Selma, October 4, 1864.
Major General Franklin Gardner is relieved from duty at Mobile, Ala., and assigned to command of the district composed of East Louisiana and all that portion of MISSISSIPPI not included in the District of the Gulf. He will proceed immediately to Jackson, Miss., and assume command of the district.
By command of Lieutenant General R. Taylor:
W. T. BULLOCK, Jr.,
[OCTOBER 5, 1864. -For Williams to Breckinridge, Vaughn to Breckinridge, and Cosby to Myers, relating to operations in Southwestern Virginia and East Tennessee, see Part I, pp. 562, 563, 564, 566.]
BRISTOL, October 5, 1864.
I have just returned from Zollicoffer. Bridge slightly damaged. Carter bridge destroyed. Do you intend rebuilding the Carter bridge? I can pass the train over at Zollicoffer in one day.
J. S. GOFORTH,
OFFICE OF COMMISSARY OF FIRST DIST. OF TENNESSEE,
Bristol, October 5, 1864.
Major General John C. BRECKINRIDGE,
GENERAL: I have the honor to state to you that I am the chief purchasing commissary of the First District of Tennessee, under Major W. S. Munday, chief commissary of subsistence of State of Tennessee.
My district begins at the State line between Virginia and Tennessee, and embraces the counties of Hancock, Hawkins, Sullivan, Cartr, Johnson, Washington, and Greene; the adjoining counties of Jefferson, Cocke, and Grainger belongs to another district, but the commissary in charge being assigned to other duty I can extend my operations over them. I would respectfully state to you the resources of these counties. I do so from past knowledge of their capacity and from reliable information of the present crops, &c., in them. From the State line to the Holston and Watauga the wheat crop was short and has been nearly all collected.