War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0333 Chapter XXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 13, 1862.

General MORGAN, Cumberland Gap:

What is the average strength of the rebel regiments as far as you can ascertain? Observe carefully any indications of a movement toward Virginia.

D. C. BUELL.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, August 14, 1862.

Major-General GRANT, Corinth, Miss.:

General Buell has made requisitions for your two divisions near Decatur. Replace them by two others.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

CORINTH, MISS., August 14, 1862-9 p.m.

Major-General HALLECK,

Commanding:

Telegram received. I have ordered two more divisions east; those on the road to move to Decatur. Information received last night shows that Price's forces have advanced to Guntown. He was expecting yesterday the arrival of 15,000 re-enforcements-from Georgia, probably. The best information I can get indicates that a feint only is intended here for the purpose to hold our troops, but, sending so many troops away, may it not be turned into an attack?

U. S. GRANT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HUNTSVILLE, ALA., August 14, 1862.

Major-General GRANT, Corinth:

Please let me know exactly what force you place at my disposal and where it is to cross the river; I don't understand from your dispatch of to-day. The report of troops marching from Chattanooga or Rome to Tupelo seems to me altogether improbable.

D. C. BUELL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 14, 1862.

General CRUFT, Murfreesborough:

Send for Colonel McCook's horses to Nashville, as requested by him. Dont'send Wolford's cavalry to the front without reporting here first.

JAMES B. FRY.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 14, 1862.

Captain DICKERSON,

Quartermaster, Cincinnati:

Horses may not be wanted for a week or ten days. Don't disappoint us when the time comes.

JAMES B. FRY.