War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0467 Chapter XXXV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Beech Grove, June 26, 1863-8.30 p. m.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Commanding Department:

General Reynolds with his command is in camp 1 mile beyond Matt's Hollow, on the Manchester pike, and his train all up before this time. Shall he go in the morning, or await orders?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Beech Grove, June 26, 1863-8.45 p. m.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Commanding Department:

Shall move General Negley forward to-morrow morning with the train of the Third Division, here to-night, leaving Generals rousseau and Brannana to await General McCook's arrival. By this arrangement I think I can get my corps, through Matt's Hollow to-morrow night, if McCook comes up in time.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Beech Grove, June 26, 1863-10.15 p. m.

Major-General THOMAS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

The general commanding desires to put this army on the south side of Duck River at the earliest practicable moment. he directs you to send General Reynolds' division forward at daylight to-morrow morning, with orders to cross the river at Manchester if the position of the enemy does not render it too perilous. At all events, he must endeavor to cover the crossing, and put everything in readiness to effect it as soon as practicable.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Beech Grove, June 26, 1863-10.35 p. m.

Major-General THOMAS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

The general commanding directs you to put your trains in motion on the Manchester pike immediately on the receipt of this order, under a sufficient escort. He hopes all your wagons may be loosed up to General Reynolds' present camp by daylight. Take measures to protect the flank of this column from an attack from direction of Fairfield. For this purpose, the general commanding directs you to move on Fairfield. For this purpose, the general commanding directs you to move on Fairfield at daylight to-morrow morning with your remaining force, and drive the enemy from that place. If it is deemed safe, this force will