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HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 10, 1862

Major-General THOMAS, Gallatin.:

Scouts to-night report that Buckner moved up to Nolensville from Franklin, via Triune. Send plenty of spies to Lebanon.

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

BYRON KIRBY,

Second Lieutenant Sixth Infantry, Aide-de-Camp.

NASHVILLE, December 10, 1862

Major-General THOMAS:

You had better send word to Granger to send scouts in all directions, to find where Hall has gone.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

CHAS. R. THOMPSON,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

GALLATIN, December 10, 1862

Major-General ROSECRANS:

Have not heard yet from Colonel Hall, although I have sent four sets of couriers to intercept him. Citizens report to Colonel Harlan,at Hartsville, that there is no force of the enemy near Carthage. A citizen sent out by me yesterday has come back, and reports that he went to Lebanon; Smith was not there this morning, but was expected. I will have his report confirmed or disproved by other scouts by to-morrow, I hope.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 10, 1862.

Major-General THOMAS, Gallatin:

The Fortieth Brigade has been ordered to report to General Reynolds; Ward's brigade to General Paine for railroad guards. Dumont's leave sent by mail. Written orders for changes will be sent.

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

C. GODDARD,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT HENRY, December 10, 1862

General W. S. ROSECRANS:

Your dispatch of 4.45 p.m. yesterday just received 3.30 p.m. Hear nothing yet of the approach of the enemy, though I have scouts out in every direction, in some instances as much as 25 miles. Have made a reconnaissance up the Tennessee River with gunboat as far as Duck River, and yesterday sent a scouting party to within 12 miles of Waverly. Killed 1 rebel picket and captured another. Force at Fort Donelson is Eighty-third Illinois Infantry, tolerably strong; one light battery, four