War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0138 KY.,M. AND E.TENN.,N.ALA., AND SW.VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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the brigade, now on the road, to report to General Smith, who will take up one of the regiments already out to re-enforce weak points on the road. The men should have three days' rations in haversacks. Keep your command well protected by outposts and be always ready to march. Send General Smith telegraphic instructions by the commander of the regiment.

D. C. BUELL.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, July 13, 1862.

Colonel McCOOK, Reynolds' Station:

Move with your regiment, except two companies, by forced march to Columbia. Leave two companies at Reynolds'. A large force of rebel cavalry attacked Murfreesborough this morning and threatened Franklin and Columbia bridges. Report to General Negley at Columbia.

D. C. BUELL.

REYNOLDS' STATION, July 13, 1862.

J. B. FRY, Chief of Staff:

My command will be in readiness to move in half an hour and will make Columbia to-night. Three companies away on escort; four with McCook's division. The two companies of Seventy-eighth Pennsylvania here ordered away by General Negley, which will leave only two companies of infantry and two of cavalry for future escort and guard duty, while large quantities of Government trains and stores are here requiring protection, and 10 of enemy's cavalry were seen this evening 2 miles from here. My men are now out after them.

EDWARD M. McCOOK,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, July 13, 1862.

Colonel McCOOK, Reynolds' Station:

Colonel Mundy's regiment will arrive during the night to take the cars for Columbia. A regiment working on the road should also arrive to-night to remain and guard the stores. Remain where you are until out to join you. Be vigilant.

D. C. BUELL.

NASHVILLE, July 13, 1862.

Major-General BUELL:

Have just learned that Colonel Lester surrendered at 4 p.m. I have the troops I intended to send him here. Have called all troops from Lebanon. Expect them here before morning. Expect Seventy-fourth Ohio here ordered away by General Negley, which will leave only two companies of infantry and two of cavalry of Government trains and stores are here requiring protection, and 10 of enemy's cavalry were seen this evening 2 miles from here. My men are now out after them.

EDWARD M. McCOOK,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, July 13, 1862.

Colonel McCOOK, Reynolds' Station:

Colonel Mundy's regiment will arrive during the night to take the cars for Columbia. A regiment working on the road should also arrive to-night to remain and guard the stores. Remain where you are until it arrives. It will not be necessary I think for the three companies now out to join you. Be vigilant.

D. C. BUELL.

NASHVILLE, July 13, 1862.

Major-General BUELL:

Have just learned that Colonel Lester surrendered at 4 p.m. I have the troops I intended to send him here. Have called all troops from Lebanon. Expect them here before morning. Expect Seventy-fourth Ohio here by morning also. I have every man under arms, strong pickets out, and patrols on roads. I will not be surprised and will hold Nashville and the bridge. They may attack us before morning. The