War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0645 Chapter LXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.--UNION.

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during the coming winter, and I think this work has already been delayed too long. The flood did more or less injury to nearly every bridge on the line. Fortunately my men were so placed, and I had such an amount of material on hand at the proper place, that the repairs were completed in a short time. Anticipating future and frequent difficulty fromfloods which some time we might not be so well prepared for, I, in accordance to my understanding of your order on the subject, arranged for permanent bridges. I will telegraph mr. Boomer your order by telegraph, dated 10th instant.

W. W. WRIGHT,

Chief Engineer.

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HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Resaca, Ga., October 13, 1864.

Colonel L. D. WATKINS,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

COLONEL: The general commanding wishes you to convey to the brave men who have just chared and captured the reble skirmish line, which has been so annoying during the day, his right regards for their daring and dashing conduct.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

WM. W. McCAMMON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

HDQRS. THIRD BRIGADE, FIRST DIVISION CAVALRY,

Resaca, October 13, 1864.

Captain JOHN WESTON,

Fourth Kentucky Cavalry:

I with great pleasure indorse General Raum's complimentary notice, and say that the conduct of yourself and men deserve the highest praise.

LOUIS D. WATKINS,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Mountain Top, Snake Creek Gap, October 16, 1864--2 p. m.

Major-General STANLEY:

The rear of the rebel column is just passing out of the gap, going north, closely followed by a column of our troops from the Army of the Tennessee. No signs of enemy in direction of Villanow or La Fayette. Large body of smoke between Ringgold and Rossville Gaps.

H. W. HOWGATE,

Signal Officer.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 187.

Nashville, Tenn., October 17, 1864.

1. The One hundred and seventy-fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel Daniel McCoy commanding, having reported at these headquarters, is assigned to duty at the post of Nashville. Lieutenant-Colonel McCoy will report with his regiment to Brigadier General John F. Miller, commanding.

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