War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0048 KY.,MID.AND E.TENN.,N.ALA.,AND SW.VA. Chapter XXXII.

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to move your command from its present position; that as soon as he has he will promptly communicate them, as he will all matters of special interest.

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

LYNE STARLING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

N. B. - Of course, until otherwise ordered, act vigorously under the written orders you have received.

HDQRS. LEFT WING, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

November 14, 1862-1 p.m.

Col. JOHN KENNETT,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

COLONEL: The general directs me to inform you that he has heard from two sources this morning, deemed reliable, that Morgan is encamped with 6,000 men about 1 mile from Lebanon, on the Murfreesborough road. You should be on your guard.

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

LYNE STARLING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

N. B. - Should anything of importance occur, at the same time that you inform us you should make it known to General Thomas, as Gallatin.

Respectfully,

LYNE STARLING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATED FORCE,

Gallatin, November 14, 1862.

Colonel KENNETT,

Commanding Cavalry, Hartsville:

COLONEL: Your dispatch has just come to hand, I will forward it immediately to the general commanding, as you desired. Two regiments, however, and one battery, have been sent to re-enforce you, and will be with you by morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. E. FLYNT,

Major and Chief of Staff.

GALLATIN, November 14, 1862.

Colonel KENNETT:

In compliance with orders from General Fry, I have now on the way two regiments of infantry and a battery, to support you at Hartsville. One regiment and the battery is some 3 miles or more in advance of the other, and are now (11 a.m.) about 4 miles from Gallatin. They will march as rapidly as possible. If the danger has passed, or there is no necessity for coming to your aid, please advise me.

Respectfully,

JOHN M. HARLAN,

Colonel, Commanding Second Brigade.