- Arrival of General Hood's Army at Tuscumbia, October 30th. -- General Beauregard requests a summary of his plans of future operations. -- request not complied with. -- General Beauregard inspects the Banks of Tennessee River. -- Advises an address to the people of Tennessee. -- heavy rains begin on the 2d of November. -- General Hood takes up his Headquarters at Florence on the 10th. -- telegrams to the War Department. -- telegram of General Forrest. -- letter of General Beauregard to General Cooper. -- advice to General Hood concerning the disorderly conduct of scouts. -- despatch from General Taylor. -- further advance of the enemy. -- procrastination of General Hood. -- he Declines to send cavalry to support General Wheeler. -- General Beauregard urges him to greater activity. -- General Beauregard leaves Tuscumbia for Corinth. -- again urges an immediate advance. -- leaves Corinth for Macon. -- General Hood moves on the 21st of November. -- the enemy falls back. -- attack of his works in front of Franklin. -- our loss severe. -- letter to General Beauregard from President Davis. -- comments upon it. -- General Beauregard leaves for Augusta. -- his letter of December 6th to the President. -- Inadmissibility of the plea that Mr. Davis lacked timely notice of General Hood's proposed movements.
The army reached Tuscumbia on the afternoon of the 30th of October, and on that day General Hood received the following communication:
For reasons which cannot be explained this request was not readily complied with. On the 31st of the same month General Beauregard inspected the banks of the Tennessee, to select suitable positions for the erection of field-works for the protection of the troops while crossing at that point, intending also to fortify the opposite bank,