War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0445 Chapter XXXV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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here until relieved by General Gragner, to the vicinity of Bradyville, the advance brigade occupying rise of bench, the beginning of "the Barrens."

Establish your headquarters at Donald's Church for the night; next night at Lumley's Stand.

Open communication with General Thomas and headquarters, as circumstances will admit. The headquarters of the general commanding will be at Big Spring Brach, on the Manchester pike, after 12 o'clock to-morrow.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Murfreesborough, Tenn., June 23, 1863.

Major General GORDON GRANGER:

The general commanding directs you to advance with your column on the old Middleton dirt to Christiana, and relieve General Sheridan's division, which you will find there. Reconnoiter Middleton and cover the march from Coburn. Observe toward Old Fosterville, and take up a defensible position near Christiana and await further to the intersection of the Christiana and Millesburg and Fosterville roads, where he will encamp for night, and next morning proceed to join General Thomas on the Manchester pike.

Send your supply train to Murfreesborough to report to General Van Cleve, to await your orders, unless there is a battle north of Duck River. You will relieve General Van Cleve and assume command of the district.

report frequently headquarters, which will be here till noon, and the rest of the day at Big Branch, on the Manchester pike.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Murfreesborough, Tenn., June 23, 1863.

Major-General McCOOK,

Commanding Twentieth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs you to move your command out on the Shelbyville pike at daylight to-morrow morning. When you have reached Alexander's house, advance a division to Christiana, with a brigade sent forward to observe Old Fosterville. Move forward with two divisions from Alexander's house, by way of Millesburg, and take possession of Liberty Gap. On the arrival of General Granger's command at Christiana, your division, at that place, will move back, by way of Millesburg, and come in on your rear. Report