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that Sherman has gone from Coosa River with three corps toward Kingston and Marietta, sending two toward Chattanooga, suppose intended for Middle Tennessee.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

TUSCUMBIA, November 9, 1864.

(Via Meridian 10th.)

Honorable J. A. SEDDON:

Information received places Sherman's army as follows: One corps at Atlanta, two corps at or near Marietta, and three corps at and north at Chattanooga. Heavy rains will delay the operations of this army for a few days.

J. B. HOOD,

General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Tuscumbia, November 9, 1864-6 p. m.

(Received 6. 30 p. m.)

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Beauregard's Headquarters:

As to-morrow promises to be a fair day Cheatham's corps will cross the Tennessee River, and Stewart's the day after. Army headquarters will move to Florence to-morrow. Scouts report one corps of the enemy at the junction of the railroads, three miles from Decatur, and the remainder of their army (viz, two corps) above and below Huntsville.

A. P. MASON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Tuscumbia, November 9, 1864-9. 30 p. m.

Colonel PRESSTMAN,

Chief Engineer Army of Tennessee:

General Hood directs me to inform you that Cheatham's corps will cross the river to-morrow and desires you will see if the bridge is in order.

A. P. MASON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Tuscumbia, November 9, 1864-10. 30 p. m.

COMMANDER OF POST,

Corinth, Miss.:

Have the pontoon-boats at Corinth sent up to Cherokee immediately by railroad.

JAS. COOPER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.