artillery. Inform me how many will leave and when. Request that the locomotive be not overloaded, as some of the grades are heavy. I want Major Myers or Captain Sandford, whichever can be best, spared. I hear Witcher is in Logan. Direct him to move to Greenbrier or Monroe, and scout well toward Kanawha and Batlimore and Ohio Railroad.
JNO C. BRECKINRIDGE,
WYTHEVILLE, November 6, 1864 -11. 30 p. m.
Major -General BRECKINRIDGE,
Troops will leave here at 10 a. m. tomorrow. There will be about 450. Transportation for artillery cannot be finished till Tuesday.
J. STODDARD JOHNSTON,
Assistant Adjutant -General.
[NOVEMBER 6, 1864. -For Beauregard to Cooper, in relation to plans of campaign, operations, &c., see Part I, p. 798.]
Tuscumbia, November 6, 1864.
His Excellency President DAVIS,
General Wheeler reports from Blue Mountain that Sherman is moving one corps to Chattanooga and one corps to Tennessee and three to Marietta. I hope to march for Middle Tennessee by the 8th or 9th instant. Should he move two or three corps south from Atlanta. I think it will be the best thing that could happen for our general good. General Beauregard agrees with me as to my plan of operations. Would like to be informed if any forces are sent from Grant or Sheridan to Nashville.
J. B. HOOD,
Tuscumbia, November 6, 1864 -10 a. m.
Lieutenant -General LEE,
General Hood directs that you move back to Florence this evening, making Armstrong cover your front as well as possible.
[A. P. MASON,
Major and Assistant Adjutant -General.]
TUSCUMBIA, November 6, 1864.
Major -General WHEELER:
Should the enemy move as you suggest in your letter of October 31, Clanton's force will be sufficient to leave on the flank you mention, but