NOVEMBER 29, 1864.
This is a lamentable exhibition of the losses encountered in a hasty movement, which subsequently difficulties have probably made in a great measure abortive. It is to be hoped for some results may yet repay the sacrifices. On our part, at least, some remedy may be afforded, and that is in regard to captured horses. They should certainly be claimed for the Government. If necessary, instructions to that effect must be given.
J. A. S.
QUARTERMASTER -GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Richmond, December 2, 1864.
Respectfully returned to Colonel A. H. Cole, inspector -general offield transportation.
By order of Quartermaster -General:
Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.
HEADQUARTERS LEE'S CORPS,
Florence, Ala., November 4, 1864.
[Major -General CLAYTON,
GENERAL: General Lee directs me to say that Johnson's and Stevenson's DIVISIONS will move tomorrow as far as Shoal Creek, on the Huntsville road, and that you will be left in charge of the town and its vicinity. He desired you to send a brigade at 7 o'clock tomorrow morning to relieve the brigade from Johnson's DIVISION, on picket on the Nashville road, and to continue the works around town.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. W. RATCHFORD,
Assistant Adjutant -General.
JACKSONVILLE, November 4, 1864.
General John T. MORGAN:
Most of command ordered toward Jonesborough, Ga. ; vicinity of Lovejoy's will perhaps be best. Bring men there from infirmary camps.
CARTER'S STATION, November 6, 1864.
Major J. S. JOHNSTON,
Assistant Adjutant -General:
Send by rail to this place the men in camps of Duke, Crosby, and Giltner, leaving camps guarded; also the engineer company near New
River bridge. Direct Major Page to come by rail with one section of