War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0446 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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frequently to department headquarters, which will be at this place till to-morrow noon, and after that at Brig Spring 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 D. S. STANLEY, Chief of Cavalry:

GENERAL: You will move with your command on the Woodbury pike, and camp near Woodbury to-morrow night. Thursday you will send a force toward McMinnville and move another via Pocahontas, to put itself in communication with General Crittenden at Lumley's Stand. He will act according to circumstances, putting his main force on the Manchester and Pocahontas road, covering General Palmer's front and left. The headquarters of the general commanding will be at the crossing of the Big Spring Branch, on the Manchester pike, after 12 m. 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 GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Commanding Fourteenth army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs you immediately o put your command in readiness for marching, with twelve days' rations. The rations will consist only of hard bread, coffee, sugar, and salt, and a half ration of pork. The remainder of the meat ration will be drawn on the hoof. You will prepare to move in light marching order, taking the smallest practicable amount of transportation and baggage. Put all your extra wagons into park on the north side of Stone's River, under cover of the works, and send all your extra baggage to the fortification for safe-keeping.

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 THOMAS:

The general commanding directs you to advance with your command to-morrow morning on the Manchester pike, and encamp in the vicinity of the Millesburg road, where you can find water, and be ready to move to the support of General McCook at Millesburg, or to go down to