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News of 30,000 at Murfreesborough, well concentrated; Buckner to support, or, rather, cover retreat. They are moving all stores to Chattanooga.

By order of General Rosecrans:

ARTHUR C. DUCAT,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, November 14, 1862-7.20 p.m.

Major_general THOMAS, Gallatin:

If you have not communication with Crittenden, open it rapidly.

Rumors from that direction. Answer immediately.

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

ARTHUR C. DUCAT,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Inspector-General.

GALLATIN, November 14, 1862.

GENERAL: I left General Crittenden's headquarters at about 3 this p.m. All quiet then.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. PATTERSON,

Operator.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION,

Hartsville, November 14, 1862-6 a.m.

General THOMAS:

We are ordered to leave for Lebanon. We cannot do it until the regiment of infantry ordered here, with battery, arrives. I cannot leave an entire regiment of cavalry at Hartsville, in view of the fact that Forrest is reported to be at Lebanon with 6,000 men. It is not prudent to state my strength, but the Fourth Michigan, Fourth Ohio, Fourth Kentucky, Fifth Kentucky, one battalion First and Third Cavalry have been detached from my division, and the regiments comprising the division are small. We will reach lebanon to-day.

JNumbers KENNETT,

Colonel, Commanding First Cavalry Division.

HDQRS. LEFT WING, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

November 14, 1862-11 a.m.

Colonel KENNETT,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

COLONEL: Your three dispatches in relation to the occupation of Lebanon are received, and the general directs me to say that he has as yet no orders to occupy Lebanon, and does not know whether he will have, nor does he know anything of the enemy's forces there; that he placed you at Hartsville by command of General Rosecrans; that he is, himself, acting under orders, and does not know how long he will remain where he is, nor where he may be ordered; that he has no orders