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[CHAP. XXVIII.

HEADQUARTERS,

Decherd, August 27, 1862.

General NEGLEY:

Take the cattle and all others that you can get.

JAMES B. FRY,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS,

Decherd, August 27, 1862.

General ROUSSEAU, Nashville:

You must send a sufficient force to the bridge next north of Manscoe Creek to cover working party at that point. Stockades should be built by negroes at same time.

JAMES B. FRY.

(NOTE.-Mr. Anderson, arrange your working party accordingly.)

HEADQUARTERS,

Decherd, August 27, 1862.

General ROUSSEAU, Nashville:

Negley reports that train has passed Columbia with Nineteenth Illinois. Is it possible that they have relieved the guards and left other trains behind? The orders were that the guards should be picked up by last train.

JAMES B. FRY.

HEADQUARTERS,

Decherd, August 27, 1862.

General ROUSSEAU, Nashville:

No train can go back to redistribute guards if the guards have been relieved before the last train passed. The general directs you to hold the responsible officer to the most rigid accountability. Who did you leave in charge?

JAMES B. FRY.

HEADQUARTERS,

Decherd, August 27, 1862.

W. H. SIDELL, Nashville:

MAJOR: General Rousseau is to assume command of everything in and about Nashville. A light brigade is made up for Miller. Tell him to be ready to move by Friday morning.

JAMES B. FRY.

HEADQUARTERS,

Decherd, August 27, 1862.

Major SIDELL, Nashville:

A light brigade is hereby organized as follows, Colonel J. F. Miller commanding brigade: Eleventh Michigan Infantry, Nineteenth Illinois Infantry, Colonel Stoughton commanding infantry; First Kentucky Cavalry, Second Indiana Cavalry, two battalions Fourth Kentucky