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CONFEDERATE CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

JONESBOROUGH, GA., November 14, 1864. - 9. 25 p. m.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

Prisoners taken yesterday report Sherman with three corps in and about Atlanta. Scouts and prisoners report enemy destroying railroad between Atlanta and Marietta. Yankee camp rumors say Sherman will move forward.

JOS. WHEELER,

Major - General.

(Sam to General Hardee.)

JONESBOROUGH, November 14, 1864.

General JOHN B. HOOD.

Tuscumbia:

Scouts report Fifteenth and Seventeenth Corps marched into Atlanta yesterday. Large fires been seen in Atlanta for last three days. Prisoners say camp rumors are they intend marching to Augusta and Savannah; also, that Sherman is Atlanta.

JOS. WHEELER,

Major - General.

JONESBOROUGH, GA., November 14, 1864.

General J. B. HOOD:

Sherman, with Fifteenth and Twentieth Corps and Kilpatrick's cavalry, is in Atlanta. Prisoners and citizens say camp rumors are that they will march to Augusta and Savannah. Scouts and prisoners report Sherman destroying railroad from Atlanta to Allatoona.

J. WHEELER,

Major - General.

(Same to General Bragg, Richmond; Lieutenant - General Hardee, Charleston; Lieutenant - General Taylor, Selma; Major - General Cobb, Macon; Major General G. W. Smith, Lovejoy's; Governor Joseph E. Brown, Milledgeville, and Colonel M. H. Wright, Columbus.)

JONESBOROUGH, November 14, 1864.

Lieutenant General R. TAYLOR,

Selma, Ala.:

Scouts and prisoners report enemy destroying railroad between Atlanta and Marietta. Prisoners report Sherman in Atlanta, and that camp rumors say he will move toward Mobile or Savannah. Prisoners also report Fifteenth, Seventeenth, and Twentieth Corps at Atlanta. Large fires observed in Atlanta for last three days.

JOS. WHEELER,

Major - General.

(Same to General Hood.)