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STEVENSON, August 1, 1862.

Major-General BUELL:

I have all my spare effective force and about 40 negroes engaged on defenses. The work is heavy, but will be pushed fast as possible.

C. G. HARKER,

Colonel.

HUNTSVILLE, August 1, 1862.

Colonel HAZEN, Reynolds' Station:

Get to Murfreesborough with your regiments as soon as possible.

D. C. BUELL,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS,

Huntsville, August 1, 1862.

Captain MORTON,

Wartrace, Murfreesborough, or Nashville:

Don't lose an hour in completing the stockades. The work must go on night` and day, and if it cannot be done well it must at any rate be done quickly.

D. C. BUELL.

HUNTSVILLE, August 1, 1862.

General THOMAS:

Let your troops go on and yourself come this way with a squadron of cavalry. I would like to see you.

D. C. BUELL.

OPERATOR AT ATHENS:

If General Thomas has started call on the commanding officer to send the dispatch to him by courier.

D. C. BUELL.

HEADQUARTERS,

Huntsville, August 1, 1862.

General WOOD, Decherd:

The enemy have crossed two or three regiments of infantry certainly at Chattanooga and are working on the Anderson road. Their talk is of Nashville and Kentucky. Be prepared at any hour to march and fight. Keep three days' rations cooked. Nelson is moving forward.

D. C. BUELL.

DECHERD, August 1, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

Dispatch of to-day received and will be attended to. General Schoepf arriving with his brigade, but has no subsistence. Are the troops still to be kept on half rations?

TH. J. WOOD.

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