War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0296 KY.,MID. AND E.TENN.,N.ALA.,AND SW.VA. Chapter XXXII.

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quickly as possible and sent south, with any force of yours in Kentucky, to ZeNumbers My own force will then be insufficient to guard road completely, as shown by result of late raid, but will give you every aid in my power. Tell me your exact wants, and you shall have every man I can give, and still hold road and Kentucky. Supplies are being sent by Cumberland and Green Rivers. Hope they are navigable. Tell me result of your fight.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

LOUISVILLE, January 3, 1863.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

Morgan destroyed Bacon Creek and Nolin bridges and trestle-work at Elizabethtown and Muldraugh's Hill. Will take four or five weeks to repair damage. I am sending fleet of boats up Cumberland; if they cannot pass the Harpeth Shoals by lighters, can stores be wagoner the 24 miles to Nashville? I am sending boats up Green River to Bowling Green, and can supply you in that way. After Colonel Harlan fell on Morgan, and drove him, he passed near New Market, 8 miles of Lebanon, where Colonel Hoskins attacked him, killing some, capturing 60 men, his caissons, ammunition wagons, and provisions. The Ninth Kentucky Cavalry, under Lieutenant-Colonel Boyle, and Sixth Kentucky Cavalry, under Colonel Halisy, were pursuing him. Colonel Halisy was killed. Hope General Reynolds will follow him, as he left Glasgow two days ago for Greensburg. Morgan retreating by way of Columbia. Congratulate you on your brilliant victory, and regret heavy loss of officers and men.

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General.

LOUISVILLE, January 3, 1863.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

I have ordered Colonel Harlan to move his brigade to Gallatin without delay. Ordered General Reynolds and General Fry to return to Gallatin as speedily as possible. General Ewing's brigade (old troops), from Kanawha, reported to me this morning. I have no orders in regard to them. Sent fleet of boats for Cumberland River and Green River, with guards on them. Lieutenant Fitch promised a convoy of gunboats up Cumberland.

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General.

LOUISVILLE, January 3, 1863.

Major-General WRIGHT:

General Rosecrans has Murfreesborough. I ordered Twenty-fifth Michigan from Munfordville to Nashville; also convalescent regiment from same place. Colonel Harlan says he cannot get railroad transportation for his men until Wednesday. Ewing's brigade cannot get through by railroad for eight or ten days. Shall I do it? Ordered convalescent regiment at Shepherdsville, and Sixty-eighth Indiana by