HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY CORPS, Franklin, Tenn., December 17, 1864-9 p. m. Brevet Major-General WILSON,
Commanding Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi:
The river rose so rapidly, the driftwood was so heavy, and the current so swift, that I have been unable to make a bridge, and do not expect to get over until the pontoons come. I have notified General Thomas, and asked him to hurry up the pontoons. I tell you of this so you may know how I am situated. If the pontoons get up to-night I hope to get off early in the morning, and will use all possible dispatch in getting up to you. I congratulate you and your command on your distinguished success to-day.
TH. J. WOOD,
Brigadier-General of Volunteers.
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