War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0124 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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in the direction of Triune or elsewhere. Nothing was said in my instructions as to which road I should take to Triune. I shall take the best.

JEF. C. DAVIS,

Brigadier-General.

All quiet in my front on the Shelbyville pike.

A. McD. McCOOK,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Murfreesborough, March 9, 1863.

Major-General McCook:

Order Davis to move on toward Triune early to-morrow morning, unless he knows there is no force of the enemy between him and steedman. He should keep a struck lookout on Riggs' cross-road, which runs nearly parallel with the Triune and Shelbyville pike. Order Granger to move to Versailles, and observe Rover and Unionville. Should there be no enemy toward Triune, so as to make it necessary for Davis to go in that direction, he may go into Unionville and observe Chapel Hill and the river. They must report often.

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Murfreesborough, March 9, 1863.

Major-General McCOOK:

Stanley Matthews' brigade has been ordered out on the Shelbyville pike. You need not send Johnson's, but hold it in readiness to support Matthews.

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Murfreesborough, March 9, 1863-4 a. m.

Brigadier-General STEEDMAN:

Keep your force well in hand. Do not divide it. Be careful of your ammunition. If you are attacked, keep the enemy at bay for six hours, and we will help you. Keep us frequently and fully informed by courier to La Vergne.

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

(Colonel Croxton will send this through at once.)

HDQRS. 14TH ARMY CORPS, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Murfreesborough, March 9, 1863.

Colonel WALKER,

Commanding First Brigade, Third Division:

COLONEL: You are directed by the general commanding to move with your brigade and report to Brigadier-General Steedman, at Trune. Make your arrangements to march to the termination of the Wilkinson