War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0132 KY., MID. AND. E. TENN., N.ALA.,AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXII.

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ions, the brigade of infantry (Tennessee troops) encamped on the Franklin road, the regular infantry, under command of Major King, Fifteenth Infantry, and Stokes' Chicago, battery; to give them the instruction contained in the accompanying letter, * and then to report in person to him for orders.

I am, with much respect, your obedient servant,

J. P. GARESCHE,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

(Copies to Generals Negley, Palmer, Morgan, Colonel Houk, Major King, and Captain Stokes.)

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 7, 1862

Colonel W. W. LOWE

Commanding Fort Donelson:

Look out for Forrest. He was at Columbia yesterday, and means mischief.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

J. P. GARESCHE,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

BOWLING GREEN, December 7, 1862.

General ROSECRANS:

I have received reliable information that 250 rebel cavalry are in Barren County, over the river, 12 miles from Scottsville. The messenger left Scottsville at 6 p.m. last evening. Rumor is that more troops are following the entire effective force of the Fourth Kentucky Cavalry. One hundred and ninety will leave this morning in the direction of Glasgow.

R. S. GRANGER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Bowling Green, Ky., December 7, 1862.

COMMANDING OFFICER, Gallatin, Tenn.:

SIR: Reliable information has just reached these headquarters that the enemy's cavalry, 250 strong, were within 10 miles of Scottsville. This was reported by sheriff of that place.

R. S. GRANGER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Post.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, Tenn., December 7, 1862.

Major General HORATIO G. WRIGHT,

U. S. Vols., Comdg. Department of the Ohio, Cincinnati:

Forrest was at Columbia yesterday with probably 5,000 men, and I think is bounds for a raid in Lower Kentucky. I hope Bruce will fight, and not do as a green brigade of mine at Hartsville to-day, which, after

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*See Garesche to Rousseau, &c., p. 131.

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