War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0338 KY.,M.AND E.TENN., N.ALA., AND SW.VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 15, 1862.

J. B. ANDERSON, Nashville:

I learn that private freight has been passed over the road to the exclusion of public supplies. This must not be under any circumstances.

D. C. BUELL.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 15, 1862.

J. B. ANDERSON, Nashville:

It is certainly true that private freight has been received at this place, while public supplies delivered at the depot previously have not yet arrived. Please look to it. If you have transferred the bridge party perhaps it may as well remain. General Wood reports that the work on the other road is stopped. That will not do.

D. C. BUELL.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 15, 1862.

J. B. ANDERSON, Nashville:

I learn that work on the McMinnville road has stopped. Why is it?

There is nothing now of greater importance.

D. C. BUELL.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 15, 1862.

Mr. BRUCH, Nashville:

It is stated that the operator at Gallatin is disloyal. No doubtful man should be in such a position.

D. C. BUELL.

MURFREESBOROUGH, August 15, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

Have sent escort of 100 troops for McCook's horses. Just seen note from General Johnson to Wolford, ordering him to Liberty; greater portion of his command just returned from scouting all night.

Johnson says he wants to cut off Morgan's retreat. Information is that Morgan has gone to Scottsville, Ky.; hence expedition will doubtless fail.

Shall I send balance of Wolford's troops forward in present shape, and strip this post of means to re-enforce weak bridge guards, or not? There should be some cavalry here. Answer quick.

CHARLES CRUFT,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 15, 1862.

General CRUFT, Murfreesborough:

It will not do to take any more cavalry from Murfreesborough and