War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0154 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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MURFREESBOROUGH, TENN.,

March 20, 1863.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Our depots and defenses are being pushed forward here, with about 4,000 men daily at work. We occupy Triune by a strong force, well intrenched. All Granger's command, except Crook's brigade and four regiments of cavalry, at Franklin, where they are strongly entrenching. We are pushing forward supplies to Nashville, but, from the infrequence of convoys and want of transports, we are somewhat delayed. Our great want here is cavalry.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

LOUISVILLE, March 20, 1863.

Major General HORATIO G. WRIGHT, Cincinnati, Ohio:

No further news from Columbia. Have strong scouts out in the direction of Cumberland River. Twenty-five guerrillas stopped passenger train on Nashville road yesterday below Bowling Green, but were driven off a squad of Colonel Smith's men, who are still pursuing. Telegraph cut between Bowling Green and Gallatin. Rebel prisoners taken by Ninth Kentucky Cavalry say the State will be immediately invaded by Breckinridge and Morgan.

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General.

Abstract from return of the Department of the Cumberland, Major General William S. Rosecrans, U. S. Army, commanding, for March 20, 1863.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate

present.

General headquarters 44 572 857

Fourteenth Army Corps 1,560 26,569 34,713

Twentieth Army Corps 763 12,705 16,419

Twenty-first Army 725 12,308 15,916

Corps

Granger's command 527 8,809 11,861

Nashville 106 2,211 2,634

Gallatin 136 2,399 3,119

Clarksville 91 1,461 2,203

Fort Donelson 115 2,085 2,804

Engineer troops 25 578 632

Detached artillery 5 211 232

Detached cavalry 356 5,660 7,579

Total 4,453 75,568 98,969

Present for duty equipped.

Infantry. Cavalry.

Command. Officers Men. Offi- Men

cers

General headquarters 16 376 .... ....

Fourteenth Army Corps 1,386 23,584 84 1,448

Twentieth Army Corps 714 11,686 13 273

Twenty-first Army 672 10,869 ..... ....

Corps

Granger's command .... .... ..... .....

Nashville 78 1,394 1 30

Gallatin 107 2,055 ..... ....

Clarksville 46 725 10 205

Fort Donelson 55 1,081 29 500

Engineer troops ..... ...... ...... ......

Detached artillery ..... ......... ...... ......

Detached cavalry ..... ...... 321 4,786

Total 3,074 51,770 458 7,242

Artillery.

Command. Officers Men Guns

General headquarters ..... ........ ........

Fourteenth Army Corps 41 1,388 86

Twentieth Army Corps 31 869 41

Twenty-first Army 29 1,084 56

Corps

Granger's command ....... ...... 24

Nashville 13 355 29

Gallatin 1 69 4

Clarksville 2 79 4

Fort Donelson 5 154 15

Engineer troops 5 211 13

Detached artillery ...... ....... ........

Detached cavalry 1 32 ........

Total 128 4,241 272

MURFREESBOROUGH, TENN.,

March 21, 1863.

Major General H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief:

You will observe, from our tri-monthly [return], how utterly inadequate is our effective cavalry force-not half of what is allowed by