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HDQRS. DEFENSES NASHVILLE AND CHATTANOOGA RAILROAD,

Tullahoma, March 7, 1865.

Major General G. H. THOMAS:

I have here in arrest two noted rebel women, Mrs. Dolly Battle and Miss Sallie Battle, who reside ten miles from Nashville, but came all the way to Wartrace, on horseback, two days ago, to recoffin and bury the body of Trummel, alias Van Houghton, who was killed at that place on the night of the 21st ultimo, while engaged, with nine other guerrillas, in robbing the telegraph office and stores. The daguerreotypes of these two she rebels were found on the body of this robber thief after he was killed, with letters from them showing great intimacy. They boast that they are rebels and have never taken the oath. Their father is an officer in the rebel army; their brother Bob is a guerrilla. This family have been spies and harborers of rebels and guerrillas since the beginning of the war. Their mother, as I was well informed last summer, boasts that they have done more good for the Confederate cause than a regiment of soldiers. I respectfully ask permission to send these two south of our lines.

R. H. MILROY,

Major-General.

BRIDGEPORT, March 7, 1865.

Major-General THOMAS:

Just arrived with first train. Find the supports to one of the spans of railroad bridge, third from this side, gone, Can, however, lead the horses over one at a time. Long Island is all under water and river still rising.

GEORGE STONEMAN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF KENTUCKY,

Louisville, Ky., March 7, 1865.

Honorable T. E. BRAMLETTE,

Frankfort, Ky.:

General Palmer left here for Frankfort this morning.

J. P. WATSON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

LEBANON, KY., March 7, 1865.

Captain J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Hobson's order to scout to New Haven will be promptly obeyed. We have but forty horses.

R. J. DYAS,

Captain, Commanding Detachment Thirtieth Kentucky.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Fort Gaines, Ala., March 7, 1865-5 p.m.

(Received 8.30 p.m.19th.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

For the last forty days we have had but seven of favorable weather. During all the rest of this time heavy easterly and southeasterly gales