but, as Robert Granger telegraphs Boyle that 500 rebel cavalry are reported between Scottsville and Glasgow, going toward railroad, I have instructed latter, if he credits report to delay the movement till those regiments can be replaced by other cavalry. General Rosecrans does not credit your information in regard to Morgan.
H. G. WRIGHT,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,
Cincinnati, Ohio, December 5, 1862
Brigadier General J. T. BOYLE, Louisville, Ky.:
If you credit Granger's report in regard to enemy's cavalry, you will stop the movement of the Second Michigan and Ninth Pennsylvania till you can replace them by other mounted troops, and you will employ them meanwhile to guard railroad bridge, if needful. Hasten mounting of Sixth Kentucky and the movements of the Twelfth Kentucky as much as possible.
H. W. WRIGHT,
NASHVILLE, December 6, 1862-1 p.m.
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War, and
ADJUTANT-GENERAL U. S. ARMY:
General Stanley and I are very anxious to have Mann's Seventh Michigan Cavalry, now armed and equipped at Detroit, ordered to this army, which is lamentably deficient in cavalry and cavalry arms and equipments. Do grant us this request.
W. S. ROSECRANS,
HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Nashville, December 6, 1862.
Brigadier-General BOYLE, Louisville:
Forrest was at Columbia yesterday, preparing for a raid via Clarksville, or in that direction; has a battery of six pieces. Look out for him. Have advised Granger. Bruce and McHenry must concentrate and whip him, and take his pieces.
W. S. ROSECRANS,
HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION,
Camp at Edgefield December 6, 1862
GENERAL: General Rousseau has just left camp. His division has not all arrived yet. Twenty-eighth Brigade is expected to arrive to-morrow evening.
WM. P. McDOWELL,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.