HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Murfreesborough, May 11, 1863-7.30 p.m.
Major General THOMAS L. CRITTENDEN:
The general commanding directs you, in accordance with the verbal instructions given you by him this evening, to send General Palmer's division to Cripple Creek, to observe the movements of the enemy. General Palmer will go out in person, and assume command of his whole division, and fix his headquarters at Cripple Creek. Instruct him to observe closely the movements of the enemy, and, in case of an attack, to draw General Hazen's command back to Cripple Creek, destroying the works at Readyville, especially that portion of them which commands the road toward Cripple Creek. He should examine the roads by which he can effect a safe retreat in case of an attack.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. A. GARFIELD,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.
MURFREESBOROUGH, May 11, 1863.
Our information to-day is that most of Morgan's force has come down into the Peninsula again, and are near Alexandria. Please telegraph particulars as soon as possible.
W. S. ROSECRANS,
MURFREESBOROUGH, TENN., May 11, 1863.
Major-General BURNSIDE, Cincinnati, Ohio:
Is the Ninth Corps moving on Carthage? How soon will it be there? Please answer immediately.
Yours, very truly,
W. S. ROSECRANS,
Major-General, Commanding Department.
CINCINNATI, OHIO, May 11, 1863.
General ROSECRANS, Murfreesborough, Tenn.:
Our people have had a fight on Greasy Creek with Morgan. Results not fully known. Will telegraph you again as soon as I learn them. Am delayed in giving you an answer by not hearing from Washington.
Hope to hear to-day.
A. E. BURNSIDE,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF COLUMBUS,
SIXTH DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Columbus, Ky., May 11, 1863.
Major General STEPHEN A. HURLBUT,
Commanding Sixteenth Army Corps, Memphis, Tenn.:
GENERAL: I have the honor to report, that in obedience to Special Orders, Numbers 93, Headquarters Sixteenth Army Corps, 1863, the Twenty-first Regiment Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Colonel David Moore commanding, and six companies of the Thirty-fourth Regiment Wisconsin