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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, July 13, 1863 - 10.30 a. m.

Major-General ROSECRANS, Tullahoma, Tenn.:

General Burnside has been frequently urged to move forward and cover your left, by entering East Tennessee. I do not know what he is doing. He seems tied fast to Cincinnati.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, July 13, 1863 - 10.30 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE, Cincinnati, Ohio:

I must again urge upon you the importance of moving forward into East Tennessee, to cover Rosecrans' left. Telegraph what you are doing toward this object, so that we can have definite information to act upon.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Murfreesborough, July 14, 1863.

Colonel J. T. WILDER, Crossing of Duck River, via Wartrace:

The general commanding directs you to prepare a force of your command to scour the country between your camp and where Big Hurricane Creek empties into Elk River, 15 miles from Tullahoma. There is reported to be a force of 300 or 400 bushwhackers and men cut off from rebel army. Several of our men have been fired at. He will arrange with Stanley to cut them off from crossing the Elk. Get all the information you can of the country, and arrange to start by day after to-morrow, and telegraph. Establish connection by courier to Shelbyville. The general is on his way to Nashville. Will return to-morrow.

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Tullahoma, Tenn., July 14, 1863.

Numbers 165.

The following-named officers, having reported in obedience to orders, as assigned to duty as members of the department staff: First Lieutenant W. Neil Dennison, Second U. S. Artillery, as inspector of artillery, and First Lieutenant H. M. Cist, Seventy-fourth Ohio Volunteers, as acting assistant adjutant-general.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SIXTH DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Columbus, Ky., July 14, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel HENRY BINMORE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Hdqrs. Sixteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I beg leave to inclose a report written this day, at noon, at Mayfield, by I. N. Beadles, and brought by two Union, citizens (William Hall and J. T. McIntosh) this evening from Mayfield, report