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HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS

DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, Tenn., December 9, 1862-6.30 p.m.

Brigadier General J. T. BOYLE,

U. S. Vols, Comdg. Western District of Kentucky, Louisville:

There thousand or more of enemy's cavalry reported at Clarksville, preparing to dash either at Donelson or into Kentucky. Your troops had better concentrate and keep sharp lookout.

By command of General Rosecrans:

J. P. GARESCHE,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to General Granger, Bowling Green, and Colonel Bruce, Russellville, except last sentence. In lieu thereof was substituted, "Look out and concentrate.")

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 9, 1862

Brigadier-General BOYLE, Louisville:

Telegram received. Can't occupy Clarksville now. Hope soon to settle matters by a battle.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

J. P. GARESCHE,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 9, 1862

Brigadier General R. S. GRANGER, Bowling Green:

To weaken your small force, by detaching to other posts, would hardly be prudent. Notify General Boyle accordingly.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

J. P. GARESCHE,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

LOUISVILLE, December 9, 1862

Major-General WRIGHT:

General Rosecrans telegraphs 3,000 of the enemy at Clarksville. Ordered Colonel Bruce yesterday to concentrate his forces. Fear he is in danger, or the force at Hopkinsville. He asks for re-enforcements. I have ordered General Granger to give any aid he can consistent with safety of Bowling Green. We have no artillery. Cannot Governor Morton send us a battery? Two companies of Fourth and two of Fifth Indiana Cavalry arrived yesterday from Carrollton, Ky.

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General.