War of the Rebellion: Serial 103 Page 0582 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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General Hodd's army; that Dick Taylor and the forces that Price commands are to join him, and that it was confidently expected 20,000 men would be added to Hood's force. Deserters continue to come in. We have fifty now at Athens who will be forwarded to-morrow. I hope to effect a good deal in Northern Alabama.

R. S. GRANGER,

Brigadier-General.

HEAD OF CLEAR CREEK, January 25, 1865.

General WOOD,

Commanding Fourth Army Corps:

Mead does not appear to be in the Paint Rock Valley or any of its tributaries, nor has he gone south. There are a few scattering bands of his command over here. Prisoners report Mead in Lincoln County, Tenn. I send you 1 lieutenant and 17 men prisoners.

WM. J. PALMER,

Colonel, Commanding Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry.

LEXINGTON, KY., January 25, 1864.

Colonel BUCKLEY,

Eminence, Ky.:

Send some men to La Grange and beyond to help clear out guerrillas and gather up cattle attacked there this morning.

By order of Brigadier-General Hobson:

J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LEXINGTON, KY., January 25, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel FAIRLEIGH,

Commanding, Louisville, Ky.:

Guerrillas attacked cattle train twenty-two miles from Louisville. If you can send any men mounted out to assist to get them, please do so.

E. H. HOBSON,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

OFFICE OF CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

New Orleans, La., January 25, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Asst. Adjt. General, Military Division of West Mississippi:

COLONEL: I have the honor to submit to your consideration the following report of information received at this officer this 25th day of January, 1865: A report from Lieutenant George G. Curtiss, Baton Rouge, January 18, 1865, states that he has since last report examined seven deserters and eighteen refugees, from whom he gleans the following information: The rebel General Hodge has been exonerated by a court of inquiry and reinstated in command of his former district. General Joe Johnston was reported in command of Hood's army, headquarters at Corinth. This report is confirmed by later ones. Colonel Scott's command has returned from the vicinity of Mobile, and was last Sat