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Page 9 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

NASHVILLE, March 2, 1864.

Major General J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Knoxville:

If you can possibly dispense with cavalry order them to report by telegraph to General Thomas for orders. General Thomas is very much in want of their services.

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General.


HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,
Morristown, March 2, 1864.

Major-General STONEMAN:

A citizen who came through from Carter's Station, having left that place last Saturday, reports that the railroad trains are all loaded and crowded with troops en route for Virginia. He reports that the enemy's artillery was insipid from the cars at Carter's Station. He saw wagon trains going on toward Virginia beyond Greeneville. He saw a force of about 2,000 infantry at Bull's Gap last Sunday. A deserter who has just arrived from Bend of Chucky reports that the enemy at that place yesterday moved from there last night, going beyond Lick Creek. He confirms the report that Martin's cavalry has started to Georgia via Paint Rock.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ISRAEL GARRARD,

Colonel, Commanding Division.


HDQRS. DETACHMENT SECOND DIV., CAVALRY CORPS,
Morristown, March 2, 1864.

General STONEMAN:

Four deserters from the enemy came in this morning. They report that Johnson's division (to which they belong) fell back 9 miles yesterday form the mouth of Lick Creek, where they were camped. They report that Martin's cavalry had marched in the direction of Newport. General Bushrod Johnson, before leaving Dandridge, told his men in a short speech that the army was not going to fall back farther than Greeneville.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ISRAEL GARRARD,

Colonel, Commanding Second Division, Cavalry Corps.

Two of these deserters are lieutenants from the Seventeenth Tennessee. I send them down to your provost-marshal.

Very respectfully,

ISRAEL GARRARD.


HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,
Panther Springs, March 2, 1864 - 745 p. m.

General SCHOFIELD:

GENERAL: I sent you by return orderly Colonel Garrard's dispatches, all the information I possess in regard to the movements of the enemy. The troops under my command will start at once for


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