War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0350 KY.,M.AND E.TENN.,N.ALA., AND SW.VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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perhaps, however, only dismounted cavalry. Morgan had left Hartsville the day before Johnson entered, and it was supposed Forrest was with him. They had been there several days.

Do not know of Nelson's situation. He was at Edgefield Junction at 10 o'clock with his regiments and two batteries, going to Gallatin, Tenn., 18 miles beyond.

The fight near Gallatin, Tenn., was at about 9.30 a.m., and near the river at about 12.30 p.m. Wynkoop in Lebanon about 2 or 3 o'clock. Rumored that the force Clarksville has taken Fort Donelson.

W. H. SIDELL,

Major, Fifteenth Infantry.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 16, 1862.

Major SIDELL, Nashville:

The story of your couriers is not probable. Try again. Recall Miller if you see any good reason to believe that you are threatened.

D. C. BUELL.

HUNTSVILLE, August 16, 1862.

General THOMAS:

The companies of Fourth Kentucky and Seventh Pennsylvania Cavalry at Battle Creek, Tullahoma, and Manchester, or in vicinity of these points, are ordered to concentrate at Murfreesborough. Please make this known to any commanding officer interested. I have informed General McCook and Colonel Bayles.

JAMES B. FRY,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 16, 1862.

General THOMAS, Decherd:

Proceed with all dispatch to McMinnville and take command of the troops there and that may arrive.

D. C. BUELL.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE OHIO, Decherd, Tenn., August 16, 1862.

Major-General BUELL, Huntsville:

Am I to go with any of my division or only with a guard? I can start a brigade on Monday, one on Tuesday, and Schoepf's on Wednesday.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.