War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0040 KY.,MID.AND E.TENN.,N.ALA.,AND SW.VA. Chapter XXXII.

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V. When a party is started to establish a courier line, they must be supplied with at least three days' rations. Before these rations are consumed, the stations will be supplied with additional rations from the command furnishing the party.

VI. Whenever a courier line is removed or established, it will be immediately reported to the chief of couriers.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

ARTHUR C. DUCAT,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Chief of Staff.

NASHVILLE, November 12, 1862.

Major-General THOMAS:

Dispatch received. General Crittenden is at Silver Springs and Rural Hill. Colonel Kennett is at Hartsville with 2,000 cavalry.

Kennett is requested to keep up communication with these headquarters, via Gallatin. You will find his courier line. How is the railroad work getting along, from what you can learn?

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

ARTHUR C. DUCAT,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, November 12, 1862.

Major-General WRIGHT, Cincinnati, Ohio:

The general commanding directs me to state that Colonel S. D. Bruce has been sent with seventeen companies of infantry and from 800 to 1,000 cavalry to Russellville, to clean South western Kentucky of bushwhackers.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

CHAS. R. THOMPSON,

Aide-de-Camp.

LOUISVILLE, KY., November 12, 1862.

Major-General WRIGHT, Cincinnati, Ohio:

Ferguson and Boles in Cumberland County with 200 or 300 men,

devastating it. Can any cavalry be sent there? General Gilbert is moving force to Columbia. Ordered Captain Miller, with his Illinois battery, to report to General Gilbert, at Lebanon. Can I order one of the regiments at New Haven here?

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, November 12, 1862.

Brig. General J. T. BYLE, Louisville, Ky.:

Gilbert has a regiment of cavalry with the force he is sending to Jamestown, but if another is necessary, send it. Communicate this authority to Gilbert in case you use it. Clean out the rebels if you can. Don't send Second Michigan if you can help it.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.