War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0914 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.

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the "propriety of a review at this time and place," he thinks you must have a low estimate of the intelligence and judgment of your wily adversary, if you suppose at this late day that he is ignorant of the position of your army and the strength of your corps. As soon as circumstances will permit he desires to review separately the corps of Generals Cheatam and Lee, provided it will not interfere with the movements of the army.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE WEST,

Tuscumbia, November 12, 1864.

General J. B. HOOD,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: General Beauregard desires to know whether the negroes at work on the railroad and fortifications in and about Corinth are the same captured by your command in Georgia, and if so what arrangements have been made for medical attendance upon them.

I am, general, respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SELMA, ALA., November 12, 1864.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD:

Reserves and State troops are being organized rapidly as possible. Those of Alabama re being sent to guard Mobile and those points left unprotected by reason of General Hood's change of position. General Withers have revoked all furloughs. Those of MISSISSIPPI are being turned over to General Gardner and sent by him to North Mississippi.

R. TAYLOR,

Lieutenant-General.

SELMA, ALA., November 12, 1864.

Colonel G. W. BRENT, Assistant Adjutant-General:

I learn from General Clanton's scouts and other sources that the three corps of Sherman's army reported going to Atlanta have turned and are marching rapidly toward Chattanooga.

R. TAYLOR,

Lieutenant-General.

SELMA, November 12, 1864.

Colonel G. W. BRENT:

General Hodge reports Canby at Memphis and Hurlbut in command of department. Troops going north and to Texas. Movement from Memphis, anticipated, suspended.

R. TAYLOR,

Lieutenant-General.