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STEVENSON, August 12, 1863. Major-General McCOOK :

The following is a copy of a telegram just received from General Lytle, at Bridgeport. I send it for your information:

BRIDGEPORT, August 12, 1863. P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General : Howell and Mr. Allen, deserters from Forty-fourth Mississippi, report five regiments opposite—the Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, Forty-first, and Forty-fourth Mississippi, also one battalion of sharpshooters and battery. Brigade is picketing about 12 miles of river, from Island Creek to Battle Creek.

Rebel force, 2,000 I think. Bridge is prepared to burn. Think if Orders, No. 175, Department of the Cumberland, was circulated to Anderson's brigade it would cause a stampede.

Men afraid of being conscripted if they desert. Mississippians anxious to get home, now Vicksburg has fallen.

About 25 or 30 men, rebel picket station, fired on Island Ford last night, probably
at deserters. Our men did not reply.
All quiet here to-day.

W. H. LYTLE,

Brigadier-General.
P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, August 12, 1863—9.30 p. m. General G. GRANGER:

Have reports from different sources concerning Forrest. One that he was at Liberty with 1,000 men; had Morgan send spy to learn about it. Another he was on this side of Tennessee River with two brigades; directed Mizner, who had same information, to send 2 or 3 men west and south. Everybody is on the lookout.

WM. C. RUSSELL,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

Do you

HEADQUARTERS CHIEF OF CAVALRY,
DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

August 12, 1863.
Maj. F. S. BOND,

Aide-de-Camp:
MAJOR : Your note says send a detachment to Pulaski.
not mean Fayetteville ? Pulaski is three days' march from this place.
Gum Spring is a better place than Salem for the regiment to stop.
Please answer before I send the order.
Yours,

D. S. STANLEY,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS, August 12, 1863. Major-General STANLEY :

GENERAL : The intention is to protect Governor Johnson and party, who intend going to Fayetteville to-morrow. The general commanding will leave it to you to give the necessary instructions, think

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ing that it would perhaps be best to send the regiment to Gum Spring, with a detachment into Fayetteville, to remain there while the Governor and party are there. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANK S. BOND, Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HUNTSVILLE, ALA.,

August 12, 1863. Col. A. P. CAMPBELL,

Commanding First Brigade : This command will move at 4.30 a. m. to-morrow to Larkinsville. Reveille will be sounded at 3.30 a. m.; the general at 4 a. m.

Order of march: Second Brigade; Third Brigade; First Brigade: train. One regiment of First Brigade rear guard. By command of Col. E. M. McCook :

JNO. PRATT, Assistant Adjutant-General

HUNTSVILLE, ALA.,

August 12, 1863. Col. L. D. WATKINS,

Commanding Third Brigade: You will encamp your brigade and establish your headquarters on Flint River, near the road

leading from Huntsville to Stevenson, until further orders, and occupy such portions of the railroad between that point and Larkinsville as may be necessary for its protection against any attempt of the enemy's partisans.

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I am, colonel, your very obedient servant,

EDWARD M. McCOOK,

Colonel, Commanding.

HDQRS. COMPANY F, FIRST MIDDLE TENNESSEE,

Shelbyville, Tenn., August 12, 1863. COLONEL: I have the honor to request, on behalf of myself and some 30 of my company, that you grant us permission to make a scout in the vicinity of our homes in Marion County, so that we may be enabled to visit and provide for our families, whom we have not seen for more than twelve months, and some of them have had their houses and property all destroyed by the rebels and are very much in need of our assistance.

By granting this request you will enable us to relieve our own families and those of others who desire to move them to the rear of our army, so that they can enlist in the same cause and regiment with us, besides being in great measure the means of relieving the wants of many suffering women and children. I am, sir, very respectfully,

JAMES B. ROULSTON, Second Lieutenant, Comdg. Co. F, First Tenn. Cav.

(Indorsements.)

HEADQUARTERS FIRST TENNESSEE CAVALRY,

Shelbyville, August 12, 1863. Respectfully forwarded and referred to Major-General Stanley.

Lieutenant Roulston has had his house burned and property destroyed. His family and a good number of others are in a suffering and destitute condition. They have the means of relieving them, and I earnestly recommend that they be allowed to visit the vicinity for ten or twelve days.

ROBERT GALBRAITH, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding First Tennessee Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

August 14, 1863. Respectfully forwarded and approved.

GEORGE CROOK, Brigadier-General, Commanding.

WINCHESTER, August 12, 1863. Major-General BURNSIDE,

Camp Nelson, via Lexington, Ky. : Where are you? Am anxious to hear.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Camp Nelson, August 12, 1863. W. S. ROSECRANS :

I arrived at Hickman's Bridge yesterday, and have been expecting to hear from you again, as your dispatch indicated there will be a delay of two or three days on account of forage and supplies. How are you progressing? We can hasten our movements if it is necessary.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

WINCHESTER, August 12, 1863. Major-General BURNSIDE,

Via Lexington, Ky. : We will be at the Tennessee River by the time you reach Kingston. Please notify Hartsuff that I will resume command of Carthage. Do you want the excess of rations we have there? Will keep you advised, and hope to hear from you often.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

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CAMP NELSON, August 12, 1863. Lieutenant-Colonel RICHMOND:

Have you heard anything of the whereabouts of General Parke? Please answer at once. Please go to the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad and ascertain if the troops of Potter's division can be turned off at Seymour and sent by way of Louisville to Lebanon. They need not be turned back if they have passed Seymour.

Å. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

CAMP NELSON, August 12, 1863. Lieutenant-Colonel RICHMOND :

Have you notified the Indianapolis and Lawrenceburg and the Louisville and Nashville Railroads that Potter's division will be turned off at Seymour ? If you have not, wait further instructions. Answer this at once and I will give you definite instructions. It is important that I should receive your answer to-night.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

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CINCINNATI, August 12, 1863. General BURNSIDE,

Camp Nelson : As far as I can find out, the first regiment of Potter's division, the Eleventh New Hampshire, left Cairo at 1.30 to-day. I have telegraphed to Coale at Cairo, and also along the road from the office of the Ohio and Mississippi, to have them turned off, and it will probably be done.

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CINCINNATI, August 12, 1863. General BURNSIDE,

Lexington, Ky. : The following communication was received from Cairo this morning : L. RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General : I have the honor to report that I have just arrived at this place, with the Seventyninth New York Volunteers. My command is all up the river except the Eighth Michigan, which is on its way. General Parke will reach here in a few days. My command is so much enfeebled by sickness, brought on by the arduous duties of the past two months, that I would respectfully recommend that they be encamped on some healthy location that they may recuperate their exhausted energies. I have been very ill myself since leaving Snyder's Bluff, and shall be obliged to remain at this point until I can gain sufficient strength to proceed farther. "I have reported to Lieutenant-Colonel Coale at this place. Very respectfully,

THOS. WELSH,

Brigadier-General.

W. P. ANDERSON, Assistant Adjutant-General.

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CINCINNATI, August 12, 1863. Lieutenant-Colonel COALE,

Cairo : The general wishes the troops of General Potter's division turned off at Seymour, to go by the way of Louisville to Lebanon, Ky.; that is, if they are not at this time on this side of Seymour; if they are, they can come on. Please let me know at once where they are, and if they have started; turn them if not too late.

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CAIRO, August 12, 1863. Major-General BURNSIDE :

Fifty-first New York and Thirty-fifth Massachusetts, 760 in all, left at half-past 6 this evening.

JNO. H. COALE,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

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CINCINNATI, August 12, 1863. General BURNSIDE,

Lexington : The following troops of the Ninth Corps are on their way from Cairo : Twenty-seventh Michigan, Forty-fifth Pennsylvania, Thirtysixth Massachusetts, Edwards' battery, Phillips' battery. Down tonight. The Second, Seventeenth, and Twentieth Michigan are here; will go down to-morrow.

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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INDIANAPOLIS, August 12, 1863. Major-General BURDSIDE :

Your dispatch received. Just returned from Cincinnati, where I hoped to see you on several points. The Michigan sharpshooters, you will remember, are in Michigan for some purpose. In regard to Seventy-first Indiana, I will make as speedy arrangements as possible to hold them at your service, but I have 3,200 prisoners to guard, and the provost-marshal is constantly demanding troops. Nearly 200 now out of the Seventy-first on other duty. The regiment is

, also making arrangements to get mounted. The carbines, &c., have been shipped and are now on the way for them. General Ammen calls to-day for 150 men in Illinois. I cannot send at present. Would not the Seventy-first answer your purpose better after it is mounted ? I will make every arrangement for emergencies and get along here with as little as possible. Please answer with regard to Seventy-first.

0. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

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