War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0130 KY. MID. AND E. TENN . N.ALA.,AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXII.

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[DECEMBER 7, 1862.]

[General ROSECRANS:]

One brigade here and one at Castalian Springs. The other was at Hartsville.

[GEO. H. THOMAS.]

[DECEMBER 7, 1862]

Major-General THOMAS:

Have and keep your troops in readiness to move at a moment's warn- ing, with 100 rounds small-arm ammunition, five days' rations, three in haversacks. All who cannot march in each company to be left organized, armed, under an efficient officer, with regimental subordinate officers in charge of the baggage, which, except two tents to each company, will be packed in the wagons, and parked defensively and regularly for each division, each regimental train distinct, tent wagons to be together, so that no difficulty will occur when they are sent for. Each regimental command will encamp by its own train, and be responsible for it.

W. S ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

[DECEMBER 7, 1862.]

General ROSECRANS:

Will I issue the above order to General Rousseau?

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

NASHVILLE, [December 7, 1862]

GEORGE H. THOMAS:

I have sent for him, and will issue the order.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, [December 7, 1862.]

General THOMAS:

Where is the Third Brigade of that division?

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

[DECEMBER 7, 1862]

General ROSECRANS:

It ought to be at Edgefield Junction to-night. Rousseau's aide told me to-day that it had been relieved at Mitchellsville day before yesterday..

GEO. H. THOMAS.

NASHVILLE, December 7, 1862

General THOMAS:

We have news that Polk left Murfreesborough, by the Lebanon road, on Friday, last. Forrest left Columbia yesterday. We must take care