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No. 1.-reports of Maj. Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchel, U. S. Army.

Booneville, June 8, 1862.
General Mitchel telegraphs as follows:

June 8.-On Thursday General Negley succeeded in surprising the rebel General Adams, and after a sharp fight routed and scattered the enemy in the wildest disorder capturing camp, wagons with supplies, and ammunition. The column under Generai Sill formed a junction with General Negley's column at Jasper. Adams' cavalry fled 43 miles, without stopping at Chattanooga. The enemy were crossing the river at Shell Mound with infantry and artillery. Adams' cavalry turned them back.


On the 8th he says:

I am ordered by General Halleck to push cars and locomotives across the river at Decatur. This cannot be done until the enemy's troops are driven out. 1 know their cavalry still remains opposite Lamb's Ferry and along the line of the railway. In my opinion a great struggle will take place for the mastery of the railway from Richhn nd iouth to Atlanta.

D. C. Buell, Major-General. Major-General ha Lleck.

Huntsville, Ala., June 6, 1862.
An expedition, composed of troops from all those under my command, inl charge of General Negley, has driven the enemy under General Adams trom Winchester through Jasper back to Chattanooga, utterly routing lanmd leeating them there. Baggage wagons and ammunition, with supplies, have fallen into our hands. On to-morrow morning my troops will be opposite Chattanooga, supported, as I hope, by my new gunboat, the Tennessee. We have broken up a most important enterprise of the enemy, making the occupation of the Chattanooga and Nashville Railroad and the mountain region bordering on the road and the Tennessee River impracticable. A few more troops suffice to relieve Eastern Tennessee. Have you any orders

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