War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0214 KY., M. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Huntsville, July 26, 1862.

General JACKSON, Nashville:

Take command of the cavalry with Nelson's force. It is the intention to concentrate more cavalry to accompany Nelson,and your command will then be more suitable to your rank.

JAMES B. FRY.

HEADQUARTERS,

Huntsville, July 26, 1862.

General NELSON, Murfreesborough:

General Jackson had been ordered to report to you. General Johnson is moving with three regiments of cavalry from Reynolds' toward Murfreesborough. It is the intention to leave him at Murfreesborough with that and some infantry and to give you two regiments of cavalry under Jackson. You must not at present disturb Hazen's brigade. As soon as railroad is finished it can join you by cars. You can call for Thirty-first Indiana at once, and if you think best move it to Nashville by cars and let it march thence to join you.

Don't stop movement of supplies from Nashville down to haul troops.

JAMES B. FRY.

HEADQUARTERS,

Huntsville, July 26, 1862.

General SCHOEPF,near Decatur:

Leave two companies of Thirty first Ohio under field officer at Decatur in addition to companies of other regiments now there, and with the rest of your command march as ordered yesterday. The two companies of Thirty-first Ohio will be brought forward soon as they can be relieved.

JAMES B. FRY.

HEADQUARTERS,

Huntsville, July 26, 1862.

OPERATOR AT ATHENS:

Send to Major Murray, Third Kentucky Cavalry, for a sergeant and 5 men to take a dispatch without delay to Tuscumbia. Address the dispatch to General Thomas or commanding officer at Tuscumbia.

JAMES B. FRY.

HEADQUARTERS,

Huntsville, July 26, 1862.

General THOMAS or COMMANDING OFFICER, Tuscumbia:

I learn that several bridges west of Decatur were attacked yesterday, some of them destroyed, and the guard driven off. The guard from the Tenth Kentucky at Courtland is said to have been captured. The train