War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0427 Chapter XXXV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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[Indorsements.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Murfreesborough, May 30, 1863.

All guards and outposts will immediately pass without delay Colonel Auton and his assistant, Major Dunlop.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

J. A. GARFIELD,

Vol. Chief of Staff and Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES FORCES,

Nashville, Tenn., June 5, 1863.

All officers in command of troops belonging to these forces will give every assistance in their power to Colonel L. W. Auton, special inspector-general, under direct orders from the Secretary of War.

By command of General Morgan:

JNO. PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CLARKSVILLE, June 12, 1863.

(Received 2.15 p. m.)

Brigadier-General GARFIELD, Chief of Staff:

Five men deserted from the Third Kentucky (rebel regiment), Breckinridge's division, who they said had 10,000 men, and was on his way to Vicksburg, being about 14 miles from Chattanooga, on half rations, with bad clothing. Saw wagon train of Forrest, guarded by Woodward's men, near Columbia 1st Sunday, on my way to Franklin. they reside in Crittenden and Lyon Counties, and wish to take the oath of allegiance and go home.

S. D. BRUCE,

Colonel, Commanding.

BOWLING GREEN, June 12, 1863.

Captain R. C. KISE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have just heard from Scottville. My boys in good spirits; taken some prisoners. Will be able to hold the points. We will be certain to get the largest part of their force. Davidson is pressing in their immediate rear. Major [E. L.] Mottley, Captain [Joseph] Fox, and Colonel [Bristow], of Russelville, in three separate detachments, all intercepting on the north side of the river, and Captain [Oliver] johnson and 100 men from Russellville, together with the Scottsville detachments, will, I think, be able to intercept others. We must make a good thing of it. Boys like bloodhounds.

P. B. HAWKINS,

Colonel, Commanding.

LEXINGTON, KY., June 12, 1863.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Some days ago the question was refereed to me by you whether the counties of kentucky west of the Tennessee River should be in this department. I then considered that they should not. I have since seen