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when you get orders. General Halleck proposes that you shall cross at Decatur. It is far better to cross at Florence. Your supply train should cross at Eastport and bring a load of provisions. See that the scows which were used there are ready. Are these at Florence ready? When will the road be open again?

JAMES B. FRY,

Chief of Staff.

when you get orders. General Halleck proposes that you shall cross at Decatur. It is far better to cross at Florence. Your supply train should cross at Eastport and bring a load of provisions. See that the scows which were used there are ready. Are those at Florence ready? When will the road be open again?

JAMES B. FRY,

Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE OHIO,

Tuscumbia, Ala., July 15, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK, Corinth:

Have sent out scouts toward Fulton to keep a lookout for Van Dorn's approach. Saw a citizen to-day from Frankfort, who assures me they are not this side of Fulton. Twenty citizens arrested at various times and places are just in from Columbus. they were released last Friday and sent in a wagon 40 miles on the road this way. These men think there are very few north of Columbus.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

CORINTH, July 15, 1862.

Major-General THOMAS, Tuscumbia:

Hurry forward your supplies as rapidly as possible and prepare to join General Buell. You will be replaced by a division from here.

H. W. HALLECK.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE OHIO,

Tuscumbia, Ala., July 15, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK, Corinth:

Have received dispatch of to-day. General Buell directs me to hurry on supplies. His men are on half rations since the break in the railroad at Murfreesborough. There should be a train devoted to that business.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

CUMBERLAND GAP, July 15, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I respectfully request attention to the following note of Lieutenant Craighill:

CUMBERLAND GAP, TENN., July 15, 1862.

Captain CHARLES O. JOLINE,

Adjutant-General, Seventh Division, Army of the Ohio:

CAPTAIN: I have this day, through the chief of my corps, as required by my instructions, made a requisition for a large number of guns and a large supply of ammunition there for the service of the place. I think it a matter of great importance that this ordnance and ordnance stores hold be accompanied by an ordnance officer of experience, who should be permanently stationed here.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. P. CRAIGHILL,

First Lieutenant of Engineers.