War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0029 CORRESPONDENCE,ETC._UNION. Chapter XXXII.

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parties on railroad. Captain Patten, of First Ohio Cavalry, just in, reports no rebel forces of any sort between this and 12 miles this side Nashville. Would you prefer my remaining at this point, or going to the tunnel? I have found no house as yet sufficiently commodious for your headquarters.

Respectfully,

SPEED S. FRY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Bowling Green, November 8, 1862.

Major-General McCook, Nashville:

Send all your available railroad force to work on bridges from Nashville to tunnel. If you have not mechanics, the men can cut timber and square it. Timbers are supposed to be ready for Dry Creek Bridge; you can ascertain from Mr. Goodhue. Mr. Anderson goes out to tunnel in the morning. Crowd it through. If Crittenden has railroad men, have them go to work in force.

By order of General Rosecrans:

ARTHUR C. DUCAT,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Bowling Green, November 8, 1862-9 p.m.

Major-General McCook, Nashville:

General Crittenden camps on the Cumberland to-night. You must send him 50,000 rations (assorted) as soon as possible. Morgan cleared out from Gallatin, Crittenden making a small capture. Kennett is operating slowly. He should be on Crittenden's front, and also occupying Hartsville. Stir him up if you can. All right, and things working well. General will leave on Monday morning for Nashville.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

ARTHUR C. DUCAT,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Bowling Green, November 8, 1862.

Major-General McCook,

Nashville (via telegraph to Mitchellsville, and courier lines):

Forty thousand rations will be at Mitchellsville to-morrow. The general will move forward to-morrow.

ARTHUR C. DUCAT,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Chief of Staff.

FOUNTAIN HEAD, November 8, 1862-5 p.m.

Lieutenant Colonel ARTHUR C. DUCAT, [Acting] Chief of Staff:

Have returned from Gallatin. Formed junction this morning with a brigade of General Crittenden's command, near Gallatin. Morgan's