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HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 17, 1862

Brigadier General W. S. SMITH, Bowling Green:

Operators at Cave City and Munfordville report enemy in considerable force at Horse Well, between Cave City and Munfordville.

J. P. GARESCHE,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 17, 1862

Brigadier General W. S. SMITH, Bowling Green:

Our information makes us doubt existence of anything but small guerrilla parties near Cave City or thereabouts. As soon as satisfied of this, put your command on march for Nashville. Report strength, name, and condition of each regiment of cavalry and infantry of your command.

By command:

J. P. GARESCHE,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 17, 1862

Brig. General W. S. SMITH, Bowling Green:

Enemy reported in force near Glasgow threatening railroad and depot at Cave City. Return to Bowling Green; send scouts to ascertain their whereabouts, and, if possible, intercept,and cut them to pieces.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

J. P. GARESCHE

Assistant Adjutant-General, Chief of Staff.

GALLATIN, December 17, 1862.

Colonel J. P. GARESCHE, Chief of Staff:

I request that no more women be sent here for the purpose of passing through the lines. I consider them more insinuating and far more dangerous than men.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS CENTER, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Gallatin, Tenn., December 17, 1862

Colonel J. P. GARESCHE,

Chief of Staff, Nashville:

COLONEL: Your order in reference to flag of truce, dated December 15, 11.20 p.m., just received. In addition to the general orders from department headquarters, which had been distributed. I have given

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