War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0172 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N.ALA.,AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXII.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 13, 1862

Brigadier-General BOYLE, Louisville:

Our information is against that position for Forrest, but caution is the parent of safety. Caution General Granger; I don't wish him to be caught again, nor whipped out of his boots by marauders.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

CAMP HAMILTON, December 13, 1862-1 p.m.

Colonel J. P. GARESCHE, Chief of Staff:

Two of my scouts return with following:They penetrated within 4 miles of Triune, on south side, when they encountered heavy pickets. Buckner was at Triune with 12,000; a heavy rebel force extending from Triune to Murfreesborough; Polk's and Morgan's commands on Murfreesborough and Lebanon pike, Humphrey Marshall reported with them; General Forrest's brigade of cavalry returned to Columbia. Rebels evince a spirit of determination, officers saying they intend to contest an advance. I give this talk for what it is worth. The scouts were fired at in passing through their pickets this morning.

JAS. S. NEGLEY,

Brigadier-General

MITCHELLSVILLE, December 13, 1862

Major-General ROSECRANS:

Large quantities of salt, flour, coffee, sugar, leather, &c., are taken from Franklin south, via Tyree Springs, by persons having no military permit to ship or take goods south. We have just brought in two wagon loads of flour. How shall we dispose of such cases?

G. P. SMITH,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 13, 1862-9 p.m.

Major-General McCOOK:

Drift of news to-day indicates advance and drifting to our right and closing up. Be carefully prepared to move to front or rear, looking well after the baggage.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 13, 1862

Major-General THOMAS:

Every indication since yesterday that enemy are drifting toward our right, as far, at least, as Triune. Negro news that they intend to draw us out and fall on our right. Any more news?

W. S. ROSECRANS

Major-General.