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HEADQUARTERS,

Decherd, August 23, 1862.

General THOMAS, McMinnville:

How many rations are there at McMinnville? General Wood wants some.

JAMES B. FRY,

Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE OHIO,

McMinnville, Tenn., August 23, 1862.

Brigadier General T. J. WOOD,

Commanding Sixth Division:

March to this place immediately, prepared to advance on Altamont. We are ordered to concentrate there to-morrow if possible. I will see you here.

Respectfully,

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

DECHERD, August 23, 1862.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:

Please notify General Wood that I send for him this day by rail to McMinnville 25,000 rations, invoiced to Captain Gamage. General Wood's wagon train is detained here to fix up. The escort he sent will go on the cars with supplies.

Very respectfully,

FRANCIS DARR,

Captain and Commissary of Subsistence.

MANCHESTER, August 23, 1862.

COMMANDING OFFICER, McMinnville:

I am ready to send out my companies to the bridge. No wagon road. They must be moved by rail. Had cars loaded and ready yesterday but train could not take them. When will train take my men?

Contraband just come in from toward Tullahoma reports small bridges burned last night 2 miles south. Will send out party.

T. R. STANLEY,

Commanding.

MURFREESBOROUGH, August 23, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

Scouts from Lebanon just returned. Morgan at Hartsville yesterday.

W. B. HAZEN.

NASHVILLE, August 23, 1862-11 p.m.

Colonel FRY:

Captain Mason, who went to Gallatin with flag of truce for Adjutant Wynkoop's body, just returned; reports rebel loss 7 killed; wounded

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