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almost unguarded,and exposed to be burned. This is important. Please attend to it. Particulars by mail.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

J. P. GARESCHE,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 18, 1862

Colonel S. D. BRUCE, Russellville:

Your dispatch received, and satisfactory. Keep your watch on Woodward. One of my men was in Woodward's camp, on Pinny, last Saturday morning; he had 830 men; had no tents; talked of going to Columbia.

Could you not have the parole oath administered and take bonds from those who come home honestly? Could you not have beef, pork, and corn bought and delivered at Russellville or Bowling Green, and thus get both those things and information?

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 18, 1862

Colonel LOWE, Commanding Fort Henry:

Forrest and Napier have gone to break the railroad in Western Tennessee: have been fighting about Corinth to-day.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

FORT HENRY, December 18, 1862

CHARLES R. THOMPSON:

One of my scouts came in last night direct from Charlotte. No enemy in that neighborhood. I was ready to move this morning for the purpose of making an attack upon Waverly, but am ordered by General Davies to hold still, it being in General Rosecrans' department.

W. W. LOWE,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 18, 1862

Major-General McCOOK:

Brigadier-General NEGLEY:

The following just received from General Crittenden:

Colonel Buell, commanding outpost, reports the enemy in considerable force moving toward our left. He apprehends an attack to-night, or in the morning. General Negley will notify General Rousseau.

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

J. P. GARESCHE,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.