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GALLATIN, November 15, 1862.

Colonel GARESCHE, Chief of Staff:

I relieved all the troops of Crittenden's command at this place day before yesterday, with orders to join their corps.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

November 15, 1862.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Washington, D. C.:

By report from Louisville, I learn that the Blind Asylum has not yet been vacated; that all the hospitals in the city are crowded to overflowing; 2,800 sick at Bowling Green, 900 at Lebanon, and 1,000 at Danville to be sent there. I have directed again that the asylum be vacated as soon as other accommodations can be provided at Louisville or the sick sent to other points; but, if I am correctly informed, the building is essential to the welfare of the sick and wounded at this time.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, November 15, 1862.

Major-General HORATIO G. WRIGHT, Cincinnati:

I think it well that you should always retain force enough to close those gaps, and prevent raids into Kentucky. They think you strong; but you should have power enough to suppress another Kirby Smith raid should any accident favor it.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, November 15, 1862.

Brig. Gen. S. P. CARTER,

Point Pleasant, Va.:

Come on to this place with your brigade. If you have any of Munday's cavalry, leave them at Catlettsburg, mouth of Big Sandy River, to report to commanding officer at that place.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

NASHVILLE, TENN.,

November 16, 1862-12.30 p.m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

It is matter of great importance that we should arm some infantry with revolving rifles and use them as sharpshooters. I propose to use saddles answering a double purpose for pack and riding saddles. This infantry is to be used as a very swift-moving body of light artillery, at the same time to be used against large moving columns of the enemy, to surprise and cut them to pieces. The importance of this in the cam-