War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0190 KY., M. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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BOWLING GREEN, July 20, 1862.

Colonel J. F. MILLER, Commanding:

Forrest is at Lebanon, Tenn., with large rebel force. Without doubt he will move on Gallatin or Nashville, or probably make his way to Kentucky.

S. D. BRUCE,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS,

Huntsville, July 20, 1862.

Major STRONG, Athens:

The guard at the long trestle above Athens is too small. Increase it and have a stockade erected near the bridge; the present stockade is out of position. Also have another stockade erected for the defense of the trestle 3 miles south of Elk River. The one there now is also too far from the bridge. See to this promptly. The stockades must be places so that musketry-fire from them will protect the bridge effectually. The present stockades must not be disturbed to erect the new ones.

JAMES B. FRY.

HEADQUARTERS,

Huntsville, July 20, 1862.

Colonel SWORDS, Louisville:

Take advantage of rise in Cumberland to send stores to Nashville Send wagons, horses, &c.

JAMES B. FRY,

Chief of Staff.

COWAN, July 20, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

A negro from Winchester reports that yesterday morning a courier reached that place with news for the rebels to the effect that a large body of troops under Crittenden (rebel) had crossed at Decatur and would be in Winchester to-night. The negro gave me some other news, which I have verified, and therefore think the report entitled to some consideration.

ED. A. PARROTT,

Colonel, &c.

NASHVILLE, July 20, 1862.

Major General D. C. BUELL, Huntsville, Ala.:

General Nelson received the instructions and responded by telegraph last night. He has just come up by the cars from Murfreesborough and is here yet. His cavalry, sent by way of Lebanon, Tenn., had just passed though that town when the rebel cavalry, from 1,000 to 2,000