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trains to return to Murfreesborough, and the Manchester pike will be kept open for loaded trains this way. The general commanding suggests that you might put General Ward in command of the convalescent camp at Murfreesborough. The duties of the position are highly important. Direct Colonel Baird and all your commanders of outposts to throw up light defensive works.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

July 1, 1863-1 a. m.

Brigadier General JAMES A. GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff.

GENERAL: General Sheridan's division is on the right of General Brannan. I received a report late this evening that he had pushed a brigade within 3 1\2 miles of Tullahoma. Couriers state to me that he was within General Sheridan, and that the brigade had returned to its position in rear of Crumpton's Creek.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. McC. McCOOK,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Oak Hill Seminary, July 1, 1863-3.30 p. m.

Major-General McCOOK:

Your dispatch of 2.15 p. m. is received, and your suggestion in regard to moving your corps to Tullahoma is approved. Make immediate preparations to bring up all your supplies. Department headquarters will be established at Tullahoma this evening.

Yours, respectfully,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Tullahoma, July 1, 1863-Midnight.

General McCOOK,

Commanding Twentieth Army Corps:

The general commanding directs that you start General Sheridan with his division at 3 o'clock in the morning, July 2, on the Winchester road in pursuit of the enemy, directing him to push forward with the utmost vigor, and,if possible, assault the enemy's rear and in flirt a heavy punishment upon him. Send one other division to follow within supporting distance. Send a mounted party in advance, to reconnoiter the crossing of Elk Rive, and to report to you as speedily as possible whether the bridge is destroyed, and whether the enemy is in force on the other side. You will occupy this place with the remaining division, and make your headquarters here.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.