War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0246 KY.,MID. AND E.TENN.,N.ALA.,AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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at Tuscumbia; Colonel Roddey's old regiment, 800, at Tuscumbia Landing; Baxter Smith, 350, 10 miles this side; Colonel Hampton [?], 300, at same place; [W. R.] Julian, 300, at Grey's, 6 miles this side, and Smith, 100, at Big Bear. The above all cavalry. Between Courtland and Tuscumbia, one brigade of infantry, under Colonel Wood, as follows: Colonel [A. H.] Helvenston, 400; Colonel [J. B.] Bibb. 500; Colonel [W. B.] Wood, Sixteenth Alabama, 400. The last brigade, and one brigade of cavalry, under General Roddey, arrived at Tuscumbia last week. This more than doubles their forces. They have also five pieces of artillery at Florence and six pieces at Tuscumbia.

Please forward this immediately to General Hurlbut, as it may change his movements. It is reliable, Captain Spencer having been sent there to ascertain the facts.



MUNFORDVILLE, April 17, 1863.

Captain SEMPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Colonel Capron arrived in Glasgow at 10 a.m. Colonel Graham, with 1,200 men, started for Celina at 1 p.m.; is satisfied he can compete with any force he may meet on the march. He reports 150 rebels at Tompkinsville, instead of 2,500, and not exceeding 1,000 at Burkesville.


Brigadier-General, Commanding.



No. 104. Murfreesborough, April 17, 1863.

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XIX. Brigadier General John M. Schofield is assigned to, and will assume, command of the Third Division, Fourteenth Army Corps.

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XXI. Brigadier General J. B. Turchin, is assigned to, and will at once assume, command of the Second Brigade, Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps.

XXII. The Second Brigade, First Division, Fourteenth Army Corps, Brigadier General John Beatty commanding, is hereby transferred to the Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps, and will hereafter be known as First Brigade, Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps.

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XXV. Major General D. S. Stanley, chief of cavalry, will proceed at once to Louisville, taking with him all dismounted cavalrymen in his command. On arriving at Louisville, he will make arrangements for mounting the men as speedily as possible, reporting progress from time to time.*

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By command of Major-General Rosecrans:


Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.


*Detailed instructions omitted.