War of the Rebellion: Serial 103 Page 0620 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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LEXINGTON, KY., January 31, 1865.

Major HAMILTON,

Commanding Twelfth Kentucky Cavalry, La Grange:

Move with your detachment toward Bardstown; 200 rebels are reported west of Elizabethtown. Endeavor to meet them and counteract their movements.

By order of Brigadier-General Hobson:

J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LEXINGTON, KY., January 31, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER, TWELFTH KENTUCKY CAVALRY,

Lebanon, Ky.:

Take all your mounted force to Elizabethtown via Hodgensville (taking the company from Hodgensville with you if mounted) and whip 250 mounted guerrillas west of Elizabethtown.

By order of Brigadier-General Hobson:

J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

New Orleans, La., January 31, 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 office this 31st day of January, 1865: A communication from Major George Webster, Pass Manchac, La., states that a company of Arkansas troops is expected from Clinton to arrest deserters from the rebel army in the neighborhood of Hammond Station and Ponchatonia. One company in going to Summit lost twenty-five or thirty men by desertion. A refugee from Selma Iron-Works states there are about eighty-four mechanics employed there manufacturing Brooke rifles (9 and 11 inch), and that they have lately established a rolling-mill for rolling band iron for their guns; also that they are building two gun-boats on the Tombigbee River. I have the honor to inclose herewith telegraphic dispatches from the same source.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. M. EATON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer, Mil. Div. of West Mississippi.

(Inclosure. - Telegrams for the Press Association. Senatobia, January 24, 1865.)

AMITE CITY, January 25, 1865.

Special to the Advertiser and Register says: Memphis papers of the 21st received. Thomas has arrived at Eastport. A movement to attack or flank Hood's army will take place within a fortnight. Meagher, with several thousand troops from Chattanooga, reported arrived at Nashville en route to join Sherman at Savannah via New York. Sherman is menacing Charleston and Branchville. A raid on Memphis by Forrest is expected. Dana says permits for over 30,000 bales of cotton were issued at Memphis in the past fourteen days.