War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0472 Chapter XXXV. KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA.

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[Indorsement.]

General LYTLE:

GENERAL: March your brigade on the Fairfield road, following Laiboldt. The order has been changed. Captain Hescock's battery will go in advance of you, so as to join its brigade.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Manchester, June 27, 1863-8.45 p. m.

Major General D. S. STANLEY,

Chief of Cavalry:

The general commanding directs me to inform you that we have reliable information that the rebels are rapidly falling back to vicinity of Shelbyville. Yesterday Forrest and Wheeler were planning a raid on our communications. All that in necessary to say further is to "Pitch in and use them up."

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. GODDARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Manchester, June 27, 1863-10.05 p. m.

Major G. n. P. H. SHERIDAN:

The general commanding directs that you march your command to-night, by first road after crossing Duck River, to Manchester (or Higgins' Mill), and encamp on this side Little Duck immediately after crossing. The bearer will direct you to the mill.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. S. THOMS,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Camp near Fairfield, June 27, 1863-10.45 a. m.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Commanding Department:

I think one brigade is sufficient to occupy Fairfield. I have just sent by courier all the latest information. The brigade should be without any baggage.

Very respectfully,

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General U. S. Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Beech Grove, June 27, 1863-11.30 a. m.

Major-General THOMAS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

Your dispatch of 10 a. m. is received. The general commanding directs you to push your command to Manchester as rapidly as possible.