War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0356 KY.,M. AND E. TENN.,N. ALA.,AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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HUNTSVILLE, ALA., August 17, 1862.

Major-General GRANT, Corinth:

If Paine's division has passed Tuscumbia please let it come on and cross at Decatur; otherwise let it cross at Tuscumbia. I should like particularly to have that division; it may be here in good time.

D. C. BUELL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 17, 1862.

General CRUFT, Murfreesborough:

Report to Major-General Nelson for duty in Kentucky to accompany him as he passes your post. Turn over your command to Colonel Hazen.

D. C. BUELL.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO, Huntsville, August 17, 1862.

Colonel GAZLAY,

Thirty-seventh Indiana Volunteers, Stevenson:

SIR: It is reported that Lieutenant John Breakey, Thirty-seventh Indiana Volunteers, who deserted some time since, has returned to his regiment. The commanding general directs that he be placed in arrest and charges be preferred against him for desertion.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. WRIGHT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 17, 1862.

Colonel INNES, Stevenson:

Come yourself with one company to Decatur to put the ferry there in the most efficient condition practicable. Bring tools if required. Report.

JAMES B. FRY.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 17, 1862.

General McCOOK, Battle Creek:

Have you such arrangements that you will know if the enemy should commence crossing at Chattanooga? You must be sure of having that information instantly.

D. C. BUELL.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 17, 1862.

General NEGLEY, Columbia:

You must not detain Kennett's cavalry. Send the expedition immediately by Cornersville and order Kennett's men to come on here from that point.

JAMES B. FRY.