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CINCINNATI, November 6, 1862.

Major General W. S. ROSECRANS:

General Gilbert, with a brigade of infantry at Lebanon, will be ordered at once. Did you get my telegram of this morning from Lexington, Ky?

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Bowling Green, November 6, 1862.

Major General WRIGHT, Cincinnati:

Kirby Smith, with 20,000, guards East Tennessee. McCown is at Cumberland Gap. Two brigades at Big Creek Gap. All Bragg's forces moving on Nashville via Sparta, per heavy trains, and by cars for all infantry to Murfreesborough, intending to attack Nashville. I think it imprudent to send Granger's force away now. If the rebels can, they must get back into Kentucky or Tennessee.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

November 7, 1862 - 9 a.m.

Major General THOMAS L. CRITTENDEN,

Commanding Second Army Corps:

GENERAL: Your three communications of yesterday are received. The general is anxious to know what your supply train is, where it is, and who commands it. This information you will give us as soon as possible.

We have a communication from General McCook, 7.15 p.m., on yesterday. Sill and Sheridan at Edgefield Junction ; one regiment left at Tyree Springs. The rest of his corps will be in Nashville to-day.

Morgan attacked Edgefield on 5th instant, and was repulsed ; simultaneously an attack was made on Nashville ; they were repulsed. We are doing all that can be done to send supplies forward. You will have all you want at Nashville, if we have usual luck. McCook will use his trains to push forward supplies for all. Morgan left Edgefield 4 p.m. on 5th instant. There is a report that he crossed the river 6 miles above Nashville. McCook has sent a regiment of cavalry to communicate with you ; you will hear from them. Kennett is on your front all right. Advance, communicate, and fight when you get a chance.

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

ARTHUR C. DUCAT,

Lieutenant-Colonel and ACTING chief of STAFF.

P. S. - When you come up with Colonel Kennett, have him go on covering your front and flank.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 7, 1862 - 6 p.m.

Lieutenant Colonel ARTHUR C. DUCAT, Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: Your communication through Glasgow, inclosing one from Colonel Stevens, at Mitchellsville, is received. About the same time a

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