hope you will kill or capture them all, and that Morgan will be no longer the terror of Kentuckians. What is Hartsuff doing for their case?
W. S. ROSECRANS,
CINCINNATI, July 7, 1863.
Dispatch received. The whole force seems to be Morgan's cavalry. I think we can attend to it.
A. E. BURNSIDE,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Tullahoma, Tenn., July 8, 1863.
Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:
The general commanding regrets to learn that straggling soldiers are committing outrages on citizens, by thieving and robbing. Great irregularities have also been observed in foraging. In many instances provisions and forage have been taken without giving the proper receipts. Soldiers and foraging parties have been allowed to straggle from their commands and commit outrages. This must at once be corrected by the most severe punishment. The general commanding directs corps commanders to take vigorous measures to correct this evil.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. A. GARFIELD,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.
MURFREESBOROUGH, July 8, 1863.
General GARFIELD, Chief of Staff:
GENERAL: I have just received the following dispatch from Wartrace:
I find it awkward having two separate commands at the same point. I can adopt no system, either of passes or pickets. Either Colonel Wilder's command or mine should leave here at once. A number of Bragg's men, who were on furlough, are collecting near Shelbyville. If Wilder were stationed at Richmond, south of Duck River, he might catch them.
HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,
Winchester, July 8, 1863.
Major General P. H. SHERIDAN,
Commanding Third Division:
GENERAL: The following dispatch is just received from General Garfield:
Your dispatch from Sheridan is received. The general commanding desires you to send forward reconnoitering parties as far as Bridgeport, if possible. We cannot