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PART III. - VOL. XXXII.

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

UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

MORRISTOWN, March 1, 1864.

Major General 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 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.

Lieutenant Colonel 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 Tuckallechee 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.

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*See Part II, p.490.

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