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WARTRACE, July 9, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

Dispatch received from Colonel Barnes, but I doubt the truth of the report. I have received two dispatches from him since, reporting a force of 20,000, which is not confirmed. Pelham is 35 miles from this point. Scouts of the Fourth Kentucky Cavalry were at Hillsborough yesterday. Found all quiet. Found no stores of any kind.

H. A. HAMBRIGHT,

Colonel.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, July 9, 1862.

Colonel HAMBRIGHT, Shelbyville:

Pelham is about 10 or 12 miles from you, and it is expected you will inform yourself as to the truth of the report that large forces are concentrating there under Floyd. In reporting give the sources of your information. Obey the instructions of the 7th for the present.

JAMES B. FRY,

Chief of Staff.

SHELBYVILLE, July 9, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

I have moved five more companies of my command to Wartrace this a.m.-7 o'clock. Will arrange telegraphic communication as soon as I get there.

H. A. HAMBRIGHT,

Colonel.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, July 9, 1862.

Colonel BARNES, Elk River Bridge:

You report General Floyd at Pelham and General Harris with 20,000 troops at Altamont. These points are within about 10 miles of you, and it is expected that you will get information for certain whether the large forces you represent are so near you. In reporting give the source of your information.

JAMES B. FRY,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, July 9, 1862.

Colonel McCOOK, Reynolds' Station:

Tell me, in pounds, how much subsistence stores your wagons carry on an average. Answer.

JAMES B. FRY,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, July 9, 1862.

General NELSON, Camp near Athens:

General Buell directs that you send a regiment to-morrow morning under the most suitable officer you have to the tunnel on the north