War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0409 Chapter XXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Decherd, August 24, 1862.

General ROUSSEAU, Huntsville:

It won't do to send a train back over the road after the Tenth Wisconsin has been relieved.

JAMES B. FRY.

HEADQUARTERS,

Decherd, August 24, 1862.

Colonel T. R. STANLEY, McMinnville:

Put the flour and other stores on the train you have as soon as you get to Manchester, and then make forced marches with your wagons and men to Murfreesborough.

JAMES B. FRY.

HEADQUARTERS,

Decherd, August 24, 1862.

Colonel STANLEY, Eighteenth Ohio, Manchester:

Concentrate your regiment, and as soon as the cars take away the flour move by forced marches with all the troops at Manchester to Murfreesborough. No railroad train must be left toward McMinnville when you march.

Confidential.

JAMES B. FRY.

HEADQUARTERS,

Decherd, August 24, 1862.

Colonel STANLEY, Eighteenth Ohio, Manchester:

Instead of marching to Murfreesborough you will march to Decherd. Bring all the troops at Manchester.

JAMES B. FRY.

HEADQUARTERS,

Decherd, August 24, 1862.

Colonel STANLEY, Manchester:

You must not leave until the flour is all shipped. Guard it carefully. You will march to Tullahoma instead of Decherd. Report your departure.

JAMES B. FRY.

HEADQUARTERS,

Decherd, August 24, 1862.

Colonel SHOEMAKER, Stevenson:

Do not let it appear that there is any intention of abandoning your post, but be prepared to do so in case of necessity. It is desirable to hold your post as long as possible, and it is intended to do so.

JAMES B. FRY.

(Same to Colonel Harris, Battle Creek.)