Of those reported absent without leave in Stovall's brigade 19 officers and 300 men are prisoners of war, and in Gibson's brigade 32 officers and 737 men are prisoners of war. In Holtzclaw's brigade 42 officers and 942 men are prisoners of war. First Regiment Georgia State Line transferred to Governor of Georgia by order of Lieutenant -General Lee, at Gadsden, Ala.
H. D. CLAYTON,
Major -General, Commanding.
BLUE MOUNTAIN, November 7, 1864.
General G. W. SMITH,
Lovejoy's Station, Ga.:
Latest information is that two corps are marching to Atlanta.
BLUE MOUNTAIN, November 7, 1864 -2 a. m.
General ALFRED IVERSON,
Near Jonesborough, Ga.:
Retain all cavalry with you; recall any coming to me. Get full information regarding enemy.
HEADQUARTERS FORREST'S CAVALRY, Numbers 84.
Perryville, November 7, 1864.
1. Major Charles W. Anderson, of the major -general's staff, is assigned to duty as inspector -general of this command, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.
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By command of Major -General Forrest:
J. P. STRANGE,
Assistant Adjutant -General.
LIBERTY, MISS., November 7, 1864.
Colonel W. P. JOHNSTON,
Richmond, Va. ;
MY DEAR PRESTON: Your letter of October 18 has just reached me. You speak of having sent several letters to Clinton. They have not reached me, although I have a daily line of couriers running to that point and am often there myself. I am slowly working my way to daylight. The Yankeers about a month ago dashed on me in five columns from various points, all concerning on Liberty. I succeeded in whipping back one column and saving everything but three howitzers, which Gober lost, having attacked in expectation of Scott reaching him with re-enforcement, which he did not do.
I found it impossible to get along with Scott, notwithstanding my earnest efforts to do so, and Major -General Gardner, after coming down himself to investigate things, ordered him from this district without