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, General. Official. Geo. Wm. Brent, Col., and A. A. G. The following despatch was received on the 18th of October from General P. D. Roddy, who was then at Courtland. It was dated on the 17th: No cavalry [enemy's] have passed Decatur. Scouts report but a small garrison at Decatur yesterday, and no force on the north sid was too strong and too well garrisoned to be assaulted; and, again changing his plan, General Hood now resolved to attempt a crossing below Decatur, half-way to Courtland, where, he had been informed, he would find a favorable point of passage. On the afternoon of the 28th the Engineers reported no favorable point nearer than CCourtland, some twenty miles to the west. The army, therefore, left, on the 29th, for that town, which was about seventy miles distant from Guntersville. Already four or five days had been lost. Upon arriving there the Engineers, who had been sent on ahead of the troops, reported that a crossing could be effected, but not without