War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0093 Chapter XXXII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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[NOVEMBER 24, 1862.]

General ROSECRANS:

Have heard nothing except the arrival of the troops, and all quiet then.

THOMAS.

[NOVEMBER 24, 1862.]

General THOMAS:

What is your opinion about carrying trains through to-morrow?

ROSECRANS.

[NOVEMBER 24, 1862.

General ROSECRANS:

If the track is clear, I think trains can come through without danger by moving slowly through the tunnel.

GEO. H. THOMAS.

NASHVILLE, November 24, 1862.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS, Gallatin:

As the tunnel will soon be open, it would be advisable to start any brigades you can spare from Fry and come down. The last order about Rousseau's division I find was for one brigade to come down at once, and the order to organize from Edgefield for the flour party.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

[NOVEMBER 24, 1862.]

General THOMAS:

Same news as when you were down. Stuff moving to rear. Bragg's forces concentrating between Tullahoma and Murfreesborough, by roads between Shelbyville and Columbia. Have bridges broken down?

Small force at McMinnville.

ROSECRANS.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, Tenn., November 24, 1862.

Major-General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Commanding, Gallatin:

Arrange everything now as soon as practicable to come down. Dumont's division will suffice for all the road from Mitchellsville. Granger will come down as soon as Wright relieves him, and follow us. Let me know if Paine has reported to you, and give such advice and orders as will insure something out of those convalescents. What is the prospect for them.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

NOVEMBER 24, 1862.

General GEORGE H. THOMAS:

You will find the telegram about Rousseau reads as stated. When you have arranged all to your satisfaction, giving orders to Dumont