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and he does not see what he can do for Hamilton but give him Fry's. First-rate man will be needed where you proposed assigning Reynolds; that arrangement, therefore, was best.

By order:

J. P. GARESCHE,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 8, 1862

Major-General THOMAS, Gallatin:

Hire and keep spies out over the river and in all directions. Get butternut clothing, if necessary.

W. S. ROSECRANS,.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 8, 1862.

Brigadier-General GRANGER, Bowling Green:

To guard against disaster, general commanding desires you to throw up intrenchments, and picket well with cavalry all roads leading out from Bowling Green. It was neglect of these precautions that force at Hartsville was captured.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

J. P. GARESCHE,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

NASHVILLE, December 8, 1862

Major-General CRITTENDEN:

Two deserters from enemy, just in, report Hardee in your front.

J. P. GARESCHE,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

NASHVILLE, December 8, 1862

Major-General CRITTENDEN:

Information since received makes enemy's reconnoitering force in your front day before yesterday 10,000 strong, being Breckinridge's and part of Cheatham's divisions. So keep a bright lookout.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

J. P. GARESCHE,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to Major-General McCOOK.)

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, Tenn. December 8, 1862-10.40 p.m.

Major General THOMAS L. CRITTENDEN,

Commanding Left Wing, Army of the Cumberland,

Camp on Murfreesborough pike:

GENERAL: Your letter announcing your intention of sending out a foraging expedition to-morrow, under Colonel Matthews, is just received,