War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0336 KY.,MID. AND E. TENN.,N. ALA.,AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXII.

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nooga, a portion to cross and follow up Kirby Smith's train, and a part to join Kirby Smith's train, [which] passed down to Tuscaloosa two weeks ago. Did the contraband goods you spoke of come from our lines? Iuka is still held under your agreement.

G. M. DODGE,

Brigadier-General.

MURFREESBOROUGH, January 17, 1863.

Colonel HARLAN, La Vergne:

The general commanding instructs me to say that it is reported that Morgan was in force last night opposite Hartsville, and also that he was near Jefferson, and the desires that you keep a sharp lookout for him.

FRANK S. BOND,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Murfreesborough, January 17, 1863.

Colonel KENNETT, Commanding Cavalry:

COLONEL: The general commanding instructs me to inform you that Morgan is reported in force opposite Hartsville, and also that he was near Jefferson; and he directs that you send a strong reconnoitering party early to-morrow morning out on the Lebanon pike.

Respectfully,

FRANK S. BOND,

Aide-de-Camp.

MURFREESBOROUGH, January 17, 1863.

Brigadier-General MITCHELL, Nashville:

The following dispatch received from General Paine:

It is reported by good authority that Morgan was opposite Hartsville last night in force.

The general commanding directs that you send an expedition toward Stone's River. He also directs that you send a gunboat up as far as Carthage, to destroy all boats and manner of crossing.

FRANK S. BOND,

Aide-de-Camp.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Numbers 14.

Murfreesborough, Tenn., January 17, 1863.

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XV. Brigadier General R. S. Granger is assigned to the command of the First Division, center, and will report to Major General George H. Thomas for duty.

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By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

HENRY STONE,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.