War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0128 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

March 10, 1863.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

I have just received a letter from General Davis, dated at 10 a. m. General Davis has started for Triune. General [R. S.] Granger had arrived at Versailles. General Davis says he will camp at Triune tonight, unless he finds out, after he gets to Eagleville, that there is no force between him and Triune, in which case he will go to Unionville.

A. McD. McCOOK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

March 10, 1863.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

Have just received the following dispatch from General Granger:

General McCOOK:

Received your order this morning, and published orders immediately to start at 7 a. m. Your messenger with dispatches for General Davis, has just returned, reporting that he was turned back by the enemy at the forks of the Versailles and Eagleville pike. They were, no doubt, General Davis' pickets, who is encamped but a mile from there. I shall return him at once, with an additional escort. My command amounts to only 2,500 men and two batteries.

R. S. GRANGER,

Brigadier-General.

I have hear nothing this morning from General Davis.

A. McD. McCOOK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Murfreesborough, March 10, 1863.

Major General GORDON GRANGER,

Franklin, Tenn.:

The following letter has been sent to General McCook, and is furnished for your information:

MURFREESBOROUGH, TENN.,

March 10, 1863.

Major-General McCOOK,

Commanding Twentieth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Brigadier-General Granger's force is supporting and covering Brigadier General Jefferson C. Davis. The object of the entire movement is to relieve Steedman's front, and cut up any inferior force of the enemy close by. The main purpose accomplished, the force of General Davis and that of Brigadier-General Granger will return in supporting distance, Davis' advance commanding both Versailles and Eagleville roads, and Granger's rear, near Salem. All your movements, and will be responsible for their safe and proper execution. You will see that prompt and continued means of communicate are kept open between those troops and these headquarters.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

H. THRALL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.