War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0365 Chapter XXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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COLUMBIA, August 18, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

The train coming north was fired into this side of Reynolds'; several severely wounded. I have 50 First Kentucky west of Reynolds' scouting, expecting that the band at Cornersville would retreat that way. I have heard nothing from Major Rogers. The Third Kentucky have not returned yet from Nashville. Do you intend the company First Kentucky at Franklin to remain? It is much needed in that vicinity.

JAS. S. NEGLEY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 18, 1862.

General NEGLEY, Columbia:

The Seventeenth Kentucky Regiment has been ordered to join you to-morrow, probably to go on to Nashville. Starkweather's regiment and the battery at Athens have been ordered to Nashville. They will probably go to-morrow.

Forrest is threatening Nashville. These troops cannot safely go on the cars, and you will concentrate them and conduct them by prompt marches-force marches if necessary-to the city, leaving your bridge guard in the stockade.

D. C. BUELL.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 18, 1862.

General SCHOEPF, Decherd:

How is your division posted? Keep it constantly prepared to march and fight at any moment, and keep yourself supplied with six reliable guides, who know the country and roads well in all directions, particularly in advance. Have you a map of the country? Is the position strong at Tracy City?

D. C. BUELL.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 18, 1862.

Colonel SWORDS, Louisville:

Push forward supplies by the river to Nashville by every possible means.

D. C. BUELL.

(The same to Captain Symonds.)

HEADQUARTERS, Louisville, Ky., August 18, 1862-1.15 p. m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Commander-in-Chief:

I send herewith dispatch just received from Colonel Bramlette, recently of Third Regiment:

LEBANON.

General BOYLE:

The rebels are in force in Wayne County; 6,000 to 12,000 is the advices up to 11 o'clock last night at Columbia. I think 6,000 is about the accurate estimate. Have