War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0231 Chapter XXXII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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Gainesborough with from 6,000 to 12,000, and is marching on Gallatin or Glasgow; that operator at Mount Vernon says 800 rebel cavalry are at Williamsburg stealing horses and supplies. This may be true, and some part of your command may be needed. Keep the troops at Danville ready to move to Lebanon, and keep communication with Boyle, who is much concerned.

WRIGHT.

NASHVILLE, December 24, 1862.

Major-General WRIGHT:

Have just ordered Colonel Bruce, with his command, to Bowling Green,* to assist in combined movement against Morgan.

W. S. ROSECRANS.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, December 24, 1862.

Major-General GRANGER,

Lexington, Ky.:

Rosecrans says Reynolds reported last evening from Gallatin over 7,000 men (rebels) near there, and expects to be attacked this morning, and that scouts reported Morgan as having left Alexandria Monday morning with 12,000 cavalry and infantry, supported by Kirby Smith,to cross at Gainesborough for Glasgow. Boyle says that provost-marshal says some of Morgan's men passed there in direction of railroad. This looks serious, and you should push most of your force toward Munfordville, via Lebanon. Former place must be held. It is too weak now. Be wary of telegraph. Rebels have good operators.

Truly,

WRIGHT.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, December 24, 1862.

Gov. OLIVER P. MORTON,

Indianapolis, Ind.:

General Boyle telegraphs me that Morgan has crossed the Cumberland at or above Carthage, with from 6,000 to 12,000 men, and wishes more troops at Louisville and vicinity. If you have any available, please send them on his requisition.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, December 24, 1862.

Colonel H. B. CARRINGTON,

Commanding, &c., Indianapolis, Ind.:

I telegraphed Governor Morton several hours since, requesting him to send what available force he could to Louisville, on requisition of General Boyle. Since then General Rosecrans replies to a telegram from me that General Reynolds expected the enemy, 7,000 strong, to attack him this morning, at Gallatin,and that Morgan, with 12,000 cavalry and

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*From Russellville, Ky.

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