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you may find necessary. This order must be executed in an orderly manner and you must keep accounts in detail of what is done under it.

(Operator will find out by inquiring where Captain Gilbert is; inquiring at Elk River, Reynolds' Station, Columbia, &c.)

J. M. WRIGHT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Captain J. St. C. Morton.)

COLUMBIA, July 29, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

I am reliably informed that guerrilla parties, numbering in all about 300, are organized and preparing for some movement in the western portion of this and Hickman Counties. We attempted to surprise a small party of 15 within 4 miles of this yesterday, but failed to over-take them.

JAS. S. NEGLEY.

HEADQUARTERS,

Huntsville, July 29, 1862.

General NEGLEY, Columbia:

Send couriers to-night to try and find General Johnson, commanding cavalry. He is supposed to be between Reynolds' and Murfreesborough. Tell him that Forrest is said to be again at Lebanon, and that he must move promptly to Murfreesborough and operate against him.

JAMES B. FRY,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS,

Huntsville, July 29, 1862.

Major SIDELL, Nashville:

Colonel Campbell was put in arrest by Captain Greene. Who released him? General Buell did not authorize or intend his release. Answer.

JAMES B. FRY,

Chief of Staff.

NASHVILLE, July 29, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

Your dispatch asking about the release of Colonel Campbell from arrest came so quickly after I had sent a dispatch to you stating that charges had been preferred against him that I am in doubt of your having received my second dispatch. It was, however, that the charges to which I refer are for offenses committed very lately. In answer to yours I transcribe what follows, being a dispatch from the Secretary of War.*

W. H. SIDELL.

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* See Stanton to Greene p.135.

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