War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0528 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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sary for you to send any part of your force to Columbia, as ordered this morning. You need not go higher than Lynnville, and may go to Lawrenceburg if you think it important to do so.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

WASHINGTON, July 10, 1863 - 3 p. m.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

Hurlbut telegraphs that enemy's cavalry are collecting in Northern Mississippi to destroy railroad, and requests that you connect with him at Tuscumbia. I am not sufficiently advised of enemy's position to judge whether this is practicable or advisable.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Tullahoma, July 12, 1863.

Respectfully referred to General Stanley for his information. The general commanding desires him to accomplish, as far as practicable, the purposes indicated in the within correspondence.

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Stanford, Ky., July 10, 1863.

Numbers 17. I. Brigadier General S. D. Sturgis, having been relieved from duty with the Twenty-third Army Corps, Brigadier General S. P. Carter will assume command of the First Division. The First Brigade of the division will be commanded by Colonel R. K. Byrd, First East Tennessee Regiment.

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By command of Major-General Hartsuff:

GEORGE B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SIXTH DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Columbus, Ky., July 10, 1863.

Major GUSTAV HEINRICHS,

Commanding Clinton, Ky.:

Union City is attacked. I send two companies to re-enforce you, and also send infantry forward by train. Throw forward scouts under a cool, reliable officer, to feel the enemy, and collect our men if on retreat from Union City.

Prepare all valuable public stores for removal by your wagons to Columbus, if it should prove necessary, and, if threatened by a heavily superior force, fall back slowly with your command to Columbus.

Report frequently by telegraph, and avoid any precipitate steps. Cut the wires below Clinton Station at once.

ASBOTH,

Brigadier-General.