War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0612 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., w. FLA.,& N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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CHATTANOOGA, August 30, 1864.

(Received 7.30 p. m.)

General MEIGS:

The track destroyed by Wheeler on the Chattanooga and Knoxville line will be repaired by the 2nd proximo. On the 27th instant train thrown from the track on the Chattanooga and Atlanta line; 3 men killed and 11 wounded. Wheeler and Morgan are reported at McMinnville last night; expected to make a raid on Nashville and Chattanooga line.

D. C. McCALLUM,

Colonel, &c.

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CHATTANOOGA, August 31, 1864.

(Received 9.15 p. m.)

Major General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General:

The destruction on the Knoxville line is greater than last report.

Six miles of track, nine small bridges, and all the water stations destroyed between Richville and Philadelphia. The damage beyond Philadelphia not known. The Loudon bridge is said to be uninjured. Attack is momentarily expected on the Nashville and Chattanooga line in the vicinity of Wartrace. Forrest, Wheeler, and Morgan have joined forces, and said to be 16,000. A strong line from here to the front all right. Said to be on hand ten days' supplies at this point.

D. C. McCALLUM,

Colonel, &c.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 147.

Nashville, Tenn., August 31, 1864.

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II. Captain Cogswell, Cogswell's Independent Illinois Battery, commanding Reserve Artillery, Department of the Tennessee, will report at once with his entire command to Colonel C. O. Loomis, chief of artillery, District of Tennessee, for duty.

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By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:

M. ROCHESTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND,

In the Field, August 31, 1864--2 p. m.

General SHERMAN:

GENERAL: I have been to the Rough and Ready and Jonesborough road with about ten men. While waiting for Baird to come up we saw squads of men passing along a road about three-quarters of a mile north of east of my position. Five miles north of Jonesborough, at Mrs. Smith's, our party captured about a dozen stragglers, the tenor of whose information is that Hardee and Lee (S. D.) have passed on to Jonesborough, leaving Stewart and Walthall in Atlanta.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army.