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were from 10,000 to 15,000 strong there, and that there is a force of from 8,000 to 10,000 on the road to Tullahoma. I passed 224 cavalry and one cannon 2 miles north of Tullahoma. You will see their plans from the following instructions, which were given the enemy by a Tory citizen near Sweeden's Cove, [and which] were found near Decherd, where they camped last night. Strike by way of Decherd, from there Sweeden's Cove. A valley three-quarters mile wide, 6 miles long, empties into Battle Creek, 20 miles from Decherd. No troops. Rankin's company, 80 men, two cavalry companies on the Tennessee River, south side, opposite Bridgeport, Ala.; two-thirds strong Union men. (Signed) H. A. W. Ralston and nephew. The Yankees encamped at Decherd last night, and started on road for Sweeden's Cove this morning at daylight, and I suppose will try to get to Bridgeport or Stevenson to-morrow. Assistant operator at this place is preparing to go to Bridgeport to inform our troops. Is it r
to remain three weeks, without making the brief examination of your files necessary to a full explanation of the subject. I send the original of this to you by the hands of Major Scott, your staff officer, and a copy by mail to the care of John C. Hamilton, esq. I will leave for Saint Louis Friday, the 7th instant, at which place any communication will reach me. I am, general, respectfully, your obedient servant, Jno. Pope, Major-General. Headquarters advanced forces, Camp on Battle Creek, August 11, 1862. Col. J. B. Fry, Chief of Staff: Colonel: I forward you herewith, by messenger, one package official papers brought to our lines by flag of truce. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, A. McD. McCOOK, Major-General, Commanding. [Inclosure.]headquarters Department of East Tennessee, August 6, 1862. Maj. Gen. D. C. Buell, Commanding U. S. Forces, Middle Tennessee: General: The inclosed papers were some time since captured on the person of one of Major-Gener