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forcing the enemy either to evacuate Atlanta or re-enforce its garrison. Being disappointed in this programme it only remained to be decided upon the best course to be adopted for future operations.

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Yours, very respectfully,

HOWELL COBB,

Major -General, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE WEST,

November 14, 1864.

Respectfully referred to General J. B. Hood for such action in the premises as he considers necessary.

By command of General Beauregard:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant -General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Tuscumbia, November 2, 1864.

Major General N. B. FORREST,

Commanding Cavalry, Jackson, Tenn.:

When can I expect you here or when can I hear from you? I am waiting for you.

J. B. HOOD,

General.

MOBILE, November 2, 1864.

General S. COOPER:

Information received states that on 25th October four double- turreted monitors, one iron-clad, and Admiral Porter's flag-ship, also three propellers, rigged with maste, passed town of Commerce, Miss., destination supposed to be Mobile.

D. H. MAURY,

Major -General.

TUSCUMBIA, November 3, 1864.

President DAVIS, Richmond:

Telegram of 1st instant is received. General Hood having conducted present movement successfully I will not assume immediate command unless circumstance require it; meanwhile I will assist far as practicable.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

TUSCUMBIA, November 3, 1864.

(Received 4th.)

General S. COOPER, Adjutant and Inspector General:

General Forrest reported on 31st ultimo from Paris, Tenn., that he had captured, during two preceding days, on Tennessee river, 2 gun- boats and 4 transports, one-half of which are still serviceable.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.