region of country between Hatchie and Wolf Rivers, but if not I would respectfully request permission to take my DIVISION into that region a few days before leaving the State, to enable Colonel Rucker to recruit his command. I am informed forage can he had near Somerville and between that and Brownsville.
I remain, major, your obedient servant,
JAS. R. CHALMERS,
HDQRS. DIST. OF Miss. AND EAST LA., Numbers 9.
Jackson, Miss., October 26, 1864.
I. The following officers of the staff are announced:
Major G. W. Holt, assistant inspector -general.
Captain P. Ellis, Jr., assistant adjutant -general.
By command of Major General Frank. Gardner:
ED. D. WOODLIEF,
Acting Assistant Adjutant -General.
MOBILE, October 27, 1864.
general S. COOPER:
Information, date yesterday, indicates Farragut is here. Yankee officers say Porter has gone to North Atlantic Squadron.
D. H. MAURY,
RICHMOND, October 27, 1864.
Dispatch just received from General Robertson, at Greensille, C. S., with Williams' command [sic], to move next day toward Arthens to join General Hood, with the command. Can you inform me by what authority this command is moving out of your department? This office has no information on the subject.
Adjutant and Inspector General.
WYTHEVILLE, VA., October 27, 1864.
Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:
Your dispatch of this date in regard to General Williams' command received. It belongs to General Wheeler's force; was separated from it and found in this department just before recent advance of enemy; was ordered to remain for the time by Secretary of War; was afterward kept by me by sanction of General R. E. Lee to pursue enemy, and then sent back upon dispatch of General Hood, and by direction of General Lee.
JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE,
[OCTOBER 27, 1864 -For Vaughn to Johnston, in relation to operations en East Tennessee, see Part I, p. 850.]