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supposed to be Morgan's, left Richmond, on the approach of the bridge train, about 2 this p.m. Prisoner heard heavy firing in the direction of Nashville from about 4 a.m. to about 3 p.m. yesterday. The First Michigan Engineers also heard the firing in direction of Nashville yesterday about 3 p.m.

A. A. STEVENS,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Bowling Green, November 6, 1862 - 11 p.m.

Colonel A. A. STEVENS,

Commanding Post, Mitchellsville:

Find out immediately if you have communication with Colonel Zahm of the cavalry, who has gone to left of railroad to Scottsville road; also find out if Zahm is in communication with General Crittenden. Commutation must be kept up, and you are charged with your part.

Have you a good courier line of communication with General McCook?

ARTHUR C. DUCAT,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

November 6, 1862 - 12 midnight.

Major-General CRITTENDEN:

I send you copy of dispatch just received from Mitchellsville. We have sent forward cavalry to open communication with General McCook. We hope you will move on those people and get them. Communicate immediately.

By order of General Rosecrans:

ARTHUR C. DUCAT,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Chief of Staff.

[inclosure.]

MITCHELLSVILLE, November 6, 1862.

ARTHUR C. DUCAT,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Chief of Staff:

Since telegraphing, Major Paramore, of the Third Ohio Cavalry, of Colonel Zahm's command, has arrived, and reports that up to 5 o'clock this p.m. Colonel Zahm had no communication with General Crittenden. He also reports that the main force of Morgan's command was at Gallatin this afternoon,and detachment of 500 at Tunnel Hill, 5 miles this side. Colonel Zahm intends to get communication with General Crittenden to-morrow, if possible. He sent out to-day, but the party were unable to get through, on account of Morgan's force. Colonel Zahm encamped at Fountain Head Station, 7 miles beyond this point. Major Paramore will forward the dispatch to General McCook at once. I have no courier attached to my command. Major Paramore will furnish couriers to keep open communication with Colonel Zahm. I have no courier communication with General McCook.

A. A. STEVENS,

Colonel, Commanding Post.