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ations were being made to lay a third bridge from the island to the south bank. This latter work has probably been completed by this time. Hooker's pickets cover Sand Mountain to the distance of eight or ten miles this side of Bridgeport. Sherman, with other reinforcements, supposed to be 15,000 in number, is advancing along the Memphis and Charleston railroad from the west, rebuilding the bridges and repairing the track as he comes. At the last advices he was at Tuscumbia. Johnson's cavalry, 50,000 men; the left wing at Knoxville and vicinity, under Burnside, 15,000; the right wing, consisting of reinforcements sent from the Potomac, under Hooker, 12,000; other reinforcements from Grant's army, advancing from the west under Sherman, to form a junction with the right wing, 15,000. Total, 92,000. Add to this 15,000 cavalry, and we have an army gathering for the invasion of Georgia under the supreme guidance of Grant of 107,000 men. To meet this army, to defeat and ove