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CAMP HAMILTON, December 24, 1862-6.10 p.m.

Colonel J. P. GARESCHE:

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff:

Forage train returning well loaded. Rebel cavalry quite numerous and impudent. There was considerable skirmishing on Wilson pike without important results.

JAS. S. NEGLEY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, December 24, 1862-8.25 p.m.

Brig. General J. S. NEGLEY,

Commanding Eighth Division:

Order creating reserve corps rescinded. Stokes' battery will report to Captain Morton, commanding pioneers; Tennessee to General Mitchell; Tenth Ohio to general headquarters.

By command:

J. P. GARESCHE,

Chief of Staff.

GALLATIN, December 24, 1862-12.45 a.m.

General ROSECRANS:

General Boyle telegraph that Morgan is at Glasgow. I believe he is. We can raise but about 600 cavalry for the road. Would like to try and cut him off. Any chance for Stokes' cavalry coming to us?

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 24, 1862.

Brigadier-General REYNOLDS,

Gallatin:

Send scouts up toward Scottsville road; try and ascertain if enemy had infantry supports. Telegraph your news to Bowling Green and Louisville. Let us know if you want help, and it shall be sent immediately; not only that, but force to cut off their retreat.

By command:

J. P. GARESCHE,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nashville, December 24, 1862.

Brig. General JOSEPH J. REYNOLDS,

Gallatin:

Does country around Bledsoe's Creek offer chances of an attack on the enemy? If so, better attack them, or is better to await their attack there?

By command:

J. P. GARESCHE,

Chief of Staff.

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