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General Morgan's division of the Fourteenth corps moved by railroad to Chattanooga and Huntsville to protect our communications, which were then threatened by General Forrest. The other two divisions moved with the main army in its operations against the army under General Hood. On the twenty-fourth of October, General Morgan's d twenty-ninth of September, on which day, at an early hour, General Morgan's division (Second) left by railroad for Chattanooga and Huntsville, to operate against Forrest's forces, then threatening our communications in the vicinity of Decatur and Athens, Alabama. The other two divisions remained in camp, holding themselves in ry supplied by sending foraging parties out daily to collect it. On the twenty-fourth, General Morgan's division rejoined the corps, from its expedition against Forrest. For a history of the movements of this division during this period, I wish respectfully to refer the General Commanding to General Morgan's report. On the ev
nois infantry were ordered to Bainbridge, on the Tennessee River, one and a half miles distant. The cavalry were ordered forward on the Florence road; they were soon driven back by a largely superior force, (reported to be two regiments cavalry, Forrest's command.) The First brigade had already been ordered forward, the Sixtieth Illinois deployed as skirmishers, who drove the enemy steadily beyond Florence. Here I obtained the first certain information about Forrest. He had crossed the TennesForrest. He had crossed the Tennessee with his command at Florence and at Bride's Ferry, (on the fifth,) ten miles below, leaving these two regiments as rear-guard. Deeming it useless for infantry to pursue cavalry, and my order not warranting me in advancing beyond Shoal Creek, that portion of my command that was at Florence was ordered to return, arriving at Shoal Creek (marching fourteen miles) just after dark. October seventh, in obedience to orders from Major-General Rousseau, moved with whole command to Florence, (sev
ammunition nearer the point of their operations than this place, on which they have heretofore depended. I have the honor to be, very respectfully yours, S. P. Lee, Acting Rear-Admiral, Commanding Mississippi Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C. Kingston, Ga., 9 P. M., Nov. 3, 1864. Telegram in cipher. Captain Pennock, United States Navy, Mound City: I don't know what boats you have up the Tennessee now, but hear that No. 55 has been captured by Forrest. I trust you will keep the river well patroled, increasing the capacity of the boats according to the draft of water. If theo present rain continues, one or two iron-clads would do most important service. In a few days I will be off for salt water, and hope to meet my old friend D. D. Porter again. Will you be kind enough to write Hill, and tell him to look out for me about Christmas from Hilton Head to Savannah? During my absence, please confer freely with Major-General Thomas, who co
ily much exposed. It is now due that I should mention my personal staff. To that gallant young officer Flag Lieutenant Minor, I am much indebted for his promptness in the execution of signals; for renewing the flag-staffs when shot away — being thereby greatly exposed; for his watchfulness in keeping the confederate flag up; his alacrity in conveying my orders to the different divisions; and for his general cool and gallant bearing. My aid, Acting Midshipman Rootes, of the navy, Lieutenant Forrest, of the army, who served as a volunteer aid, and my clerk, Mr. Arthur St. Clair, Jr., are entitled to my thanks for the activity with which my orders were conveyed to the different parts of the ship. During the hottest of the fight, they were always at their posts, giving evidence of their coolness. Having referred to the good conduct of the officers in the flag-ship, immediately under my notice, I come now to a no less pleasing task, when I attempt to mark my approbation of the bear