War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0188 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA.AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXII.

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not heard from him since Sunday evening, but feel no uneasiness on his account. We overhauled a drove of hogs yesterday below Trenton, but found that they were driven under permit from Colonel Foster for the use of two loyal families near there. There are large numbers of fat hogs inn the counties below, and certain suspicious movements indicate a purpose to drive them to Tennessee. I will watch them closely. I have advices from Clarksville to 11 o'clock yesterday. No enemy there or in vicinity.

Very respectfully, yours,

S. D. BRUCE,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

OXFORD, December 16, 1862

Major-General HALLECK AND

Major-General ROSECRANS:

Bragg is said to be moving toward the Tennessee River, through Waynesborough. Rosecrans ought to push them, if possible. Gunboats sent up the river.

U. S . GRANT,

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 16, 1862.

Colonel W. W. LOWE, Commanding, Fort Henry:

Have information from Pine Grove, 20 miles below Charlotte, that Forrest, Napier, and Woodward, with their commands (about 6,000 cavalry), were assembling there on the 15th instant, en route for Fort Donelson, with a few guns; number not stated.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

J. P. GARESCHE,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

CAMP HAMILTON, December 16, 1862

Colonel GARESCHE,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff:

General Negley reports from the front that our forage train is attacked by the rebels. Their force not known. He has ordered out another brigade. The firing is very heavy.

J. A. LOWRIE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 16, 1862

Major-General McCOOK:

Commanding Right Wing:

General Negley reports his forage train heavily attacked. Be ready to go to his assistance, if required. Send out reconnaissance on Nolensville road. Davis' division had better move up within supporting distance.

By order:

J. P. GARESCHE,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.