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WASHINGTON, D. C., January 14, 1863.

Brigadier-General RIPLEY,

Chief of Ordnance:

GENERAL: Major-General Rosecrans complains of a want of horse equipments to mount some of his infantry regiments. Please send them forward to him, so as to fill his requisitions with as little delay as possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

ORDNANCE OFFICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, D. C., January 14, 1863.

General W. S. ROSECRANS,

Headquarters Army of the Cumberland:

Three thousands sets of complete horse equipments have been ordered to be sent for you to Captain Townsend, Nashville, with the least delay possible-two thousand from Saint Louis, and one thousand from Pittsburgh.

JAS. W. RIPLEY,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Ordnance.

NASHVILLE, January 14, 1863-12.15 a. m.

General ROSECRANS:

Harlan will join Stanley at daylight this morning. The others will leave early in charge of ammunition train for La Vergne.

ROBT. B. MITCHELL,

Brigadier-General.

MURFREESBOROUGH, January 14, 1863.

General MITCHELL, Nashville:

Notify Fort Henry to notify Fort Donelson that Forrest is in the neighborhood, and to look out. Perhaps it will be necessary to combine their forces. Is there a gunboat in the neighborhood?

ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

MURFREESBOROUGH, January 14, 1863.

General MITCHELL, Nashville:

Has Colonel Gillem gone out with the First Tennessee Regiment? What colonel commands those two regiments of Colonel Harlan? Give strict orders to the forces guarding the trains. Let a part of the force be in front and rear, the remaining part being in the center. Have the gunboats move down the river, keeping a good lookout, so as to be on hand if wanted at Donelson, if possible.

ROSECRANS,

Major-General.