War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0154 KY., M. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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REYNOLD'S STATION, July 15, 1862.

Major-General BUELL:

Have just received the following dispatch from Captain Greene:

NASHVILLE, July 13, 1862.

Colonel E. M. McCOOK, Reynolds' Station:

Enemy, 3,000 strong, attacked this morning at Murfreesborough, and courier from there says our people cut to pieces. Hold your regiment in readiness to march at a moment's notice. Advise Colonel Mundy at Pulaski of this, and tell him to hold his regiment in readiness, and also send word to all other troops in vicinity. Send the news to General Buell by an expressman to nearest telegraph station. How many men have you and what other troops in your vicinity that can be reached?

OLIVER D. GREENE.

EDWARD M. McCOOK.

NASHVILLE, July 15, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

Scouts report roads clear. Enemy not at Lebanon of Lexington. Murfreesborough in their possession yesterday evening. Negroes reported to scouts when near Murfreesborough enemy burying dead and sending off prisoners during afternoon yesterday. Our cavalry patrols road 15 miles. Scouts out beyond; hear nothing of enemy nearer than Murfreersborough. Seventy-fourth Ohio just arrived.

JNumbers F. MILLER.

NASHVILLE, July 15, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY, Chief of Staff:

Citizens and soldiers are coming in from Murfreesborough. It is settled that enemy marched Monday morning for McMinnville, taking with them nearly all the prisoners; they paroled only the disabled. They have probably gone to their old camp near McMinnville; they were not more than, 2,000 strong.

JNumbers F. MILLER,

Colonel, Commanding.

COWAN'S, July 15, 1862.

J. B. FRY, Colonel and Chief of Staff:

I will carry forward every available man to Duck River, leaving only sufficient guard at bridges. I will attack the enemy if opportunity offers.

W. S. SMITH,

Brigadier-General.

ATHENS, July 15, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

Would it be proper to allow a reporter to take down points in the testimony for publication?

P. T. SWAINE,

Judge-Advocate.