Nine miles south of La Fayette, October 15, 1864.
It is very important that you should move on Atlanta as soon as possible with all the force you can collect. call on Major Norman W. Smith in my name for all the transportation you require.
J. B. HOOD,
HEADQUARTERS FORREST'S CAVALRY,
Corinth, October 15, 1864.
Brigadier General JAMES R. CHALMERS,
GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to say that Hatch is still on the north side of the river and is attempting to cross. He directs that you do not move farther until you get Mabry and all your command up. when you get your troops together you will move forward by Bronsville or Jackson, notifying him at Jackson of your route. The major-general commanding directs that you place yourself in communication with him, should Hatch cross the river and attempt to get south of Hatchie River, so that he can direct your movements. He further directs that you will leave some one at Bolivar to Memphis and get up every absentee and straggler and bring them with you. The major-general commanding will be at Jackson Wednesday night next.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. P. STRANGE,
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,
Rheatown, October 16, 1864.
Major J. STODDARD JOHNSTON,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Wytheville, Va.:
MAJOR: I inclose you a note just received from a member of my staff who has just come from the rear of the enemy at Talbott's Station, on the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad. It is reliable.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOHN C. VAUGHN,
Brigadier-General, Commanding, &c.
P. S. -Have sent force to the rear to destroy the railroad, &c.
NEAR NEWPORT, October 15, 1864.
GENERAL: I went to Talbott's Station on the night of the 13th. The SIXTEENTH Kentucky passed at 1 o'clock that day, going toward Knoxville; the Pennsylvania regiment passed Dandridge the day before, going below; the Tenth Michigan is below, said to have gone to Georgia,