War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0823 Chapter LI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Nine miles south of La Fayette, October 16, 1864.

Major General ARNOLD ELZEY,

Commanding, &c.:

General Hood directs that you send Stovall's brigade to Edward's Ferry for the protection of the bridge there.

A. P. MASON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Nine miles south of La Fayette, October 16, 1864.

Major General ARNOLD ELZEY,

Commanding, &c.:

General Hood directs that all wagons loaded with small-arm ammunition be brought over the Coosa at Edward; s Ferry and parked on this side of the river.

A. P. MASON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Nine miles south of La Fayette, October 16, 1864.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Commanding Cavalry DIVISION:

Upon receipt of this you will leave a sufficient force to protect the immediate line from Jacksonville to the Coosa and collect all the force you can and move on the road between the Etowah and Chattahoochee. General Hood thinks such a movement would, in a great measure, protect the line you are now on, and it is of the first importance that part of the railroad should be destroyed. Do all you can to damage the road. Our trains are supplying us from Jacksonville, via Edward's Ferry.

A. P. MASON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Nine miles south of La Fayette, Ga., October 16, 1864.

Lieutenant General RICHARD TAYLOR,

Mobile, Ala.:

Your dispatch received. We have completely destroyed the enemy's railroad from Resaca to Tunnel Hill. It is important if possible that Forrest should pass around the troops of Rousseau and Thomas and break the Nashville and Chattanooga road. The main body of Sherman's army in the neighborhood of Dalton.

J. B. HOOD,

General.