War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0278 KY.,MID. AND E.TENN.,N.ALA.,AND SW.VA. Chapter XXXII.

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DECEMBER 30, 1862.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

I am going to General Negley's headquarters. I will probably see General McCook. What shall I tell him?

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS, December 30, 1862.

Major-General THOMAS:

Tell him to report to me the nature of the country in front of him; the progress made; the routes. How long will you be gone?

ROSECRANS,

General, Commanding.

DECEMBER 30, 1862.

General ROSECRANS:

General McCook is up with two divisions in line.

THOMAS,

General.

DECEMBER 30, 1862.

General THOMAS:

I have been trying all day to get up communication with him.

ROSECRANS.

DECEMBER 30, 1862.

General ROSECRANS:

We have repulsed the enemy. Sheridan's division is up with Negley.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, Commanding.

[DECEMBER 30, 1862.]

General NEGLEY:

You will move on and keep even with General Crittenden's advance, and have camp ready to move at any time.

THOMAS,

General.

HEADQUARTERS CENTER, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS, December 30, 1862.

General ROSECRANS:

I have ordered General Negley to push the enemy as far as possible.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS, December 30, 1862.

Major-General THOMAS:

That's right.

ROSECRANS.