War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0497 Chapter XXXV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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[Indorsement.]

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

July 2, 1863.

Respectfully referred to brigade commanders, for their information, who will at once prepare their commands to march.

By command of Brigadier General Jefferson C. Davis:

T. W. MORRISON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Oak Hill Seminary, July 1, 1863.

Major General D. S. STANLEY,

Commanding Cavalry:

The general commanding directs you to proceed with all your available force, as soon as possible, to Pelham, by way of Hillsborough, and from there push forward reconnoitering party,by way of Gillem's Cove, over the mountain, to discover the route of the enemy's retreat; also one by way of Colwell's old bridge, byway of Decherd, the object of your expedition being to ascertain the lines of the enemy's retreat and to cut off a part of his force. Much will be left to your discretion. It will be of the utmost importance for us to know promptly all the developments of your expedition. Report frequently and fully.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Tullahoma, July 1, 1863-7.15 p. m.

Major General D. S. STANLEY:

The rebels are retreating in great confusion, with their whole force, upon Winchester. The general commanding directs you to move your whole command by the most direct route toward Decherd. If the head of your column has got well out toward Hillsborough, turn off by the shortest route, and turn the rear back this way also by the shortest route from their location, when this reaches you. Push your march to the utmost. Look our for supplies.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Camp at Crumpton's Creek, July 1, 1863-9.45 a. m.

Major General W. S. ROSECRANS,

Commanding Department:

Captain Thom's dispatch of 9.10 a. m. just received. The morning report will be made out and forwarded as soon as possible.

Reported that the enemy have evacuated Tullahoma. Will know in short time, a I have sent forward Steedman, supported by Walker

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