War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0481 Chapter XXXV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Manchester, June 29, 1863-12.30 p. m.

Major General D. S. STANLEY,

Chief of Cavalry:

GENERAL: We have heard nothing from you since early yesterday morning. The general commanding desires you to take possession of Wartrace, and communicate with headquarters from there. Will it be safe to send wagon trains to Murfreesborough by way of Wartrace and Shelbyville pike? Where is Forrest's command? Report your operations fully, together with all the information you have of the enemy.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Manchester, June 29, 1863-7.30 a. m.

Major-General THOMAS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding desires you to report if you are ready to move immediately, with or without teams, with three full days' rations in haversacks and three days' forage for teams.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Manchester, June 29, 1863-7.45.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Your dispatch of 3.15 p. m. is received. The general commanding directs me to say that if there were any likelihood of the enemy's making a demonstration on you, your line, the prolongation of which would strike the railroad near Estell Springs,might be enfiladed by his moving around your left flank. He suggests it would be better position to withdraw Negley to Sutton's, behind Crumpton's Creek, holding the advanced brigade at Bobo's Cross-Roads, and Reynolds to Taylor's or Anderson's, holding an advanced force at Concord Church, and leaving Brannan where he is. The inclemency of the weather and the state of the roads, however, leave but little probability of his assuming the offensive. Please report whether Crumpton's Creek is still fordable.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Crossing Crumpton's Creek, June 29, 1863.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

Dispatch of 7.45 received. General Beatty is encamped on the Tullahoma and Hillsborough road, immediately in rear of General Crook, at

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