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Beech Grove or Manchester. The headquarters of the general commanding will be at the crossing of the Big Spring Branch with the Manchester pike after 12 m. to-morrow.

Very respectfully,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Murfreesborough, Tenn., June 23, 1863.

Brigadier General H. P. VAN CLEVE:

On the departure of the army you will assume command of Fortress Rosecrans and the town of Murfreesborough until relieve by Major General Gordon Granger. You will so dispose the troops as to protect the town. You will see that all public property is removed within the fort; that all wagons belonging to the supply and baggage trains are brought inside the fortifications and properly parked near Stone's River. You will also assume command of the hospital and convalescent camp, and issue such orders for the policing and government of the camp and of the town as the nature of the case may require.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

JUNE 23, 1863.

General HARTSUFF, Lexington, Ky.:

The following just received from General Rosecrans:

MURFREESBOROUGH, June 23, 1863.

Morgan crossed caney River at Truesdale's Ferry yesterday. his force was counted, and numbered 2,300. Said to be ordered to East Tennessee.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

Communicate this to Carter at once, and tell him to send word, if possible, to Kautz, and also to try to communicate with Sanders. Has not Gilbert force enough to move up and take Cumberland gap? Has any of Curtis' force gone to Jamestown? Answer.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

JUNE 23, 1863.

Major-General HARTSUFF, Lexington, Ky.:

The following just received by me:

MURFREESBOROUGH, June 23, 1863.

There are sings of a backward movement of Bragg's army. Adding to what I telegraphed you, I will say that Crittenden thinks they mean Kentucky. It may be well to be on the watch.

W. S. ROSECRANS.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.