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THE

WAR OF THE REBELLION:

A COMPILATION OF THE

OFFICIAL RECORDS

OF THE

UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES.

PREPARED BY

The late Lieut. Col. ROBERT N SCOTT, Third U. S. Artillery,

PUBLISHED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF

The Hon. REDFIELD PROCTOR, Secretary of War,

BY

MAJ. GEORGE B. DAVIS, U. S. A.,
MR. LESLIE J. PERRY,
MR. JOSEPH W. KIRKLEY,

Board of Publication.

SERIES I_ VOLUME XXXII-IN THREE PARTS.

PART III-CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,

1891.

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PART III.-VOL. XXXII.

CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO OPERATIONS IN KENTUCKY, SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, TENNESSEE, MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA, AND NORTH GEORGIA FROM MARCH 1, 1864, TO APRIL 30, 1864.

UNION CORRESPONDENCE ETC.

MORRISTOWN, March 1, 1864. Maj. Gen. U. S. GRANT :

I pushed forward with my advance to this place yesterday. The remainder of my troops will come up to-day. The enemy is still in force in my front. Longstreet has no infantry away unless it may be Ransom's division. I have not been able to learn anything of that division. I am not yet satisfied what the object of his late movement is. has been raining heavily for two days and the roads are nearly impassable. It will be impossible for me to do much until I get the railroad bridge across the Holston completed.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

MADISONVILLE, TENN., March 1, 1864. Lieut. Col. J. S. FULLERTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fourth Army Corps: I have the honor to report that some of my scouts have returned from the vicinity of the junction of the Little Tennessee and Tuckaleechee Rivers. They report a party of the enemy, about 300 strong, with three pieces of artillery, watching the gap. I have sent out an expedition to try and effect their capture. They also report that a portion of Longstreet's force passed through Greenville, S. C. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. M. McCOOK,

Colonel, Commanding.

LOUDON, March 1, 1864. Major-General THOMAS :

Your dispatch of the 28th has been received by me.* My forces will be concentrated as you direct, as soon as relieved by General Schofield.

GORDON GRANGER,

Major-General. * See Part II, p. 490.

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