Webster by W. G. Webster. I referred to it in a dispatch from Chattanooga.
Morgan, the partisan, performed a brilliant feat yesterday, taking 1,800 prisoners-more than his own number. I recommend that he be appointed brigadier-general immediately. He is indispensable.
J. E. JOHNSTON,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE.
Murfreesborough, December 9, 1862
Major J. W. Goodwin, assistant quartermaster, Withers' division, is assigned as military superintendent of railroads, on the staff of the commanding general.
Major H. B. Warren,now acting lieutenant in the engineer department, will report to Major Goodwin as an assistant:
By command of General Bragg:
GEORGE WM. BRENT,
HDQRS. POLK'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENN.,
Murfreesborough, December 9, 1862.
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V. Lieutenant Colonel T. F. Sevier is announced as assistant inspector-general to the lieutenant-general commanding.
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By command of Lieutenant-General Polk:
THOMAS M. JACK,
HEADQUARTERS WHARTON'S BRIGADE,
Nolensville, December 10, 1862-9 p.m.
Brigadier General JOSEPH WHEELER,
Chief of Cavalry:
GENERAL: I am in receipt of a dispatch from officer commanding my forces at Franklin, that an Irisham, named George More, had reached that place from Nashville this evening. He came by the Granny White road, and was also on the Hillsborough road, and reports no forces on the former and having heard of none on the latter. He further reports that General Rosecrans is to-day, and was yesterday, moving over to this side of the Cumberland; also that all the troops had four days' rations cooked, he supposes, for a general advance on Murfreesborough. The Irishman professes to be in your confidence, and says he knows Major Hawkins, of your staff. I have thought it proper to communicate this information just as I received it.
Respectfully, general,your obedient servant,
JNumbers A. WHARTON,
Present for duty
Command. Officer Men Officers Men.
Polk's corps 1,264 14,180 18 342
Hardee's corps 935 11,027 6 124
Smith's corps 728 10,127 ---- ----
Jackson's brigade 112 931 ---- ----
Pegram's brigade ----
Morgan's brigade# ---- ----
Escort ---- ---- 7 120
Grand total 3,039 36,265 642 9,428