War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0082 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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MURFREESBOROUGH, February 22, 1863.

Brigadier-General CROOK, Nashville, Tenn.:

Proceed up the river, and you will meet the two gunboats already there. Will give gunboat instructions through you. Think it would be expedient to go to Celina, and, taking ample provisions, operate by was of Livingston, Jamestown, Fentress County, and Monticello to Norman's Landing. You will have to watch the river that it does not get too low, and use your best judgment as to your course.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

MURFREESBOROUGH, February 22, 1863.

Senior Officer of Gunboat,

(Care of General Crook:)

Direct the operations of your two gunboats so as to protect and assist General Crook in his expedition up the Cumberland River. It is desirable that your movements be governed by his plans.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Murfreesborough, Tenn., February 22, 1863.

Numbers 27.

Colonel J. C. McKibbin, additional aide-de-camp, having reported, in accordance with the orders of the General-in-Chief, is assigned to duty as acting assistant inspector-general of the Army of the Cumberland.

Captain Joe C. Hill is announced as volunteer aide-de-camp, and will be respected accordingly.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

MURFREESBOROUGH, TENN.,

February 23, 1863 - 5 p. m.

Major-General HALLECK:

Your plan for uniting the two engineer corps meets my hearty concurrence. I urged the matter on General Totten two years ago. It will be a public benefit, and would not do much injustice to any one.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

STANFORD, February 23, 1863.

Brigadier-General BOYLE:

The rebels have entered the State by Somerset. They are said to be 2,500 strong, and going on from Mount Vernon to Richmond. The troops under Colonel Runkle, some 2,000, fell back this morning from Crab Orchard to this place, at 1 o'clock, and left at daylight, by Lancaster, for Richmond. Full particulars by letter. This I have from Colonel Runkle's mouth. The rebels are in command of [R. S.] Cluke and [R. M.] Gano.

V. H. S.