War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0280 KY.,M. AND E.TENN.,N.ALA., AND SW.VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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I have been looking for. Send it, with Thirty-first Indiana and Twenty-third Kentucky, to join its brigade with General Nelson. You will remain in command at Murfreesborough for the present and Hazen's brigade will remain there until further orders. Do not leave the roads to Nashville unguarded.

JAMES B. FRY.

MURFREESBOROUGH, August 7, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

Second Kentucky is guarding bridges between here and La Vergne in detachments; I found it so posted and have not disturbed it. It will not be prudent to remove it till another is supplied. The two regiments I am sending General Nelson to-night he directs shall march by Liberty. This direction given on supposition that Hazen's whole brigade would go. Do not apprehend danger yet. Cannot tell much about enemy's force at Sparta.

CHARLES CRUFT,

Brigadier-General.

MURFREESBOROUGH, August 7, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

Major-General Nelson, after pursuing enemy to Sparta, returned to McMinnville on Tuesday night. The Twenty-second Brigade, Colonel Hazen, moves from here to McMinnville to-day.

CHARLES CRUFT,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 7, 1862.

General CRUFT, Murfreesborough:

Order Hazen's brigade to remain at Murfreesborough,and send at once to General Nelson that Thirty-first Indiana, Twenty-third Kentucky (Mundy's). There is another regiment of the brigade now with the General Nelson absent. Do you know where it is?

JAMES B. FRY,

Colonel.

BATTLE CREEK, August 7, 1862.

General D. C. BUELL:

Bragg has not crossed the Tennessee in the vicinity of Chattanooga. I believe he has moved toward Knoxville.

McCOOK,

General.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 7, 1862.

General McCOOK, Battle Creek:

When did they move? Did they march or go by rail and how far have they got? Did they follow the river or turn off toward Knoxville? Have you been able to form any idea of their strength?

JAMES B. FRY.