War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0809 Chapter LI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Cave Spring, October 9, 1864 -sunset.

Major-General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry Corps:

GENERAL: Your dispatch of 1 o'clock to-day is received. General Hood directs that you push forward with your command to get over the river to-night and into position -either to-night or very early in the morning.

Very respectfully,

A. P. MASON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

October 9, 1864.

Major-General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: General Hood directs that no citizens be allowed to pass our lines in either direction, but especially to or from the direction of Rome.

Very respectfully,

A. P. MASON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Cave Spring, October 9, 1864.

Major-General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry Corps:

GENERAL: General Hood's headquarters will be to-morrow at Coosaville, where he desires you will join him to-morrow evening, bringing with you all the information you can from the section I wrote you this morning to send scouts to, viz, the country on the railroad from Rome and Kingston to the Etowah railroad bridge and along the Etowah.

Yours, respectfully,

A. P. MASON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CAVE SPRING, October 9, 1864 -10 p. m.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Commanding Cavalry:

General Hood directs that should the enemy concentrate at Rome and move down the Coosa or toward the Tennessee River, so as to cut this army off, you will immediately place yourself in their front and retard them in every way possible.

A. P. MASON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.