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HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Crumpton's Creek, July 1, 1863.

Major-General REYNOLDS,

Commanding Fourth Division:

Orders have been given to General Brannan to send Steedman's brigade forward to reconnoiter as near Tullahoma as possible. The general directs that you support his left with your two regiments and what cavalry you have at your disposal. It is believed from pretty good authority that the last of the rebels left Tullahoma last night. You will be prepared to move, should this information prove authentic.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

[GEO. E. FLYNT,]

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Crumpton's Creek, July 1, 1863.

Major-General ROUSSEAU,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you hold your command in readiness to move forward at any moment. The report this morning is that the rebels have left their boasted stronghold, Tullahoma, and gone to parts unknown. A reconnaissance has been ordered, the result of which will be made known in orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

[GEO. E. FLYNT,]

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Crumpton's Creek, July 1, 1863.

Major-General ROUSSEAU,

Commanding First Division:

Your note just received. I have just sent you a dispatch to hold your command in readiness to move, but not to do so until further orders. Nothing new since first dispatch from the front.

By command of Major-General Thomas:

[GEO. E. FLYNT,]

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Tullahoma, July 1, 1863 - 11.55 p. m.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:

The general commanding directs that you press your troops to the river bank as speedily as possible. At all events ascertain if the enemy means to dispute the crossing of the river in force, and save the bridge, if possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.