War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0150 KY., MID. AND E. TENN. N. ALA.,AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXII.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 9, 1862

Major-General WRIGHT, Cincinnati:

You promised me about advancing into East Tennessee. Now is your time.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO.

Cincinnati, Ohio, December 9, 1862

Brigadier-General BOYLE, Louisville, Ky.:

Your order to Bruce to concentrate is right. Repeat it, so that he shall have no excuse for not obeying. Make him understand that there is no reason for fighting against odds so long as he can do as he pleases. If the enemy outnumbers him, he should fall back on Granger. The two ought to be able to whip the enemy. Send the four companies Fourth and Fifth Indiana to Munfordville or Lebanon for the present. Governor Morton has no artillery, I think, but will ask him.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

NASHVILLE, December 10, 1862-12 m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I respectfully ask, if consistent with the public interest, that Major-General Hartsuff may be assigned to duty with this army corps.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN.

December 10, 1862-midnight.

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

The news up to date, from all my scouts, goes to show that Hardee and Buckner are at Nolensville, a small town, 16 miles from here, and that a desperate effort is to be made by the rebel cavalry to strike our railroad line somewhere. Fort Donelson and Fort Henry are fully warned and prepared for a snap on them. General Thomas' scouts have not yet reported as to Kirby Smith being at Lebanon. I hope to have information to-night of this, and that the movements of the enemy may yet enable me to strike him a blow near us, which will virtually end the game.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 10, 1862

Major-General GRANT, Oxford, Miss.:

Tell the authorities along the railroad to look out for Forrest.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.