War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0905 Chapter LI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS,

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

Lieutenant-Colonel PRESSTMAN,

Chief Engineer Army of Tennessee:

General Hood has just telegraphed to Corinth to commander of post to send boats immediately, and directs that you telegraph to the officer with whom you have been in communication to hurry them on.

JAS. COOPER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

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

(Received 6. 30 p. m.)

Major-General CHEATHAM,

Commanding Corps:

General Hood directs that [as] to-morrow promises to be a fair day you will cross over the Tennessee River and go into bivouac on the Waynesborough road, as directed a day or two since.

A. P. MASON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

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

Lieutenant-General LEE,

Commanding Corps:

General Hood directs me to say that as to-morrow promises to be a fair day General Cheatham's corps will cross the river and General Stewart's the next day. General Hood will move his own quarters to Florence to-morrow and will see you.

A. P. MASON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE WEST,

Tuscumbia, November 9, 1864.

Major-General SMITH,

Chief Engineer, or

Colonel LOCKETT,

Corinth, Miss.:

GENERAL: I telegraphed you yesterday relative to certain reconnaissances about Savannah, which it is thought should be made immediately, as a change of base from this place to Purdy may become necessary at any movement. Should the roads to Savannah and the nature of the banks of the river in that vicinity not be favorable to crossing and to the command of the river a position higher or lower should be selected at once. The WEST bank should be more elevated