War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0371 Chapter XXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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band your supplies to the utmost, drawing first everything possible for the resources of the country.

In case any command should be compelled to fall back all the public property that cannot be carried off must be destroyed to prevent it from falling into the hands of the enemy.

Very respectfully,

D. C. BUELL,

Major-General, Commanding.

J. M. WRIGHT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 19, [1862].

General SCHOEPF, Decherd:

Captain Chandler is ordered to have your troops supplies with clothing as soon as possible. There were large quantities continually within your reach at Tuscumbia.

It is regretted that the first intimation made to these headquarters as to your troops wanting clothing is that they are barefoot and ragged. It gives the chief quartermaster too little time.

JAMES B. FRY,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 19, [1862].

Colonel SWORDS,

Quartermaster, Louisville:

Push forward commissary stores and forage to Bowling Green as rapidly as possible by railroad and Green River.

JAMES B. FRY,

Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, ARMY OF THE OHIO, McMinnville, Tenn., August 19, 1862.

Major-General BUELL,

Huntsville:

Arrived here and took command of troops at this place to-day. Found General Nelson absent and General Ammen in command.

Have sent to-day two regiments and one battery to support General Johnson, who was this morning a little north of Smithville.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 19, 1862.

General THOMAS,

McMinnville via Manchester:

The enemy crossed 300 cavalry and 3,000 infantry and Chattanooga yesterday. This may be for the purpose of foraging in Sequatchie Valley, but we must be prepared for more than that. Hold your command in readiness to march at the shortest notice. You will probably march on the Therman or Dunlap road, but you should be furnished