War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0698 KY.,MID. AND E.TENN.,N.ALA.,AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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HEADQUARTERS WHARTON'S CAVALRY,

Unionville, March 15, 1863-4 p.m.

Brigadier-General WHARTON,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: All quiet in our front to-day. The scout under Major Bacot has returned. They drove in the enemy's pickets at Versailles, which were stationed 1 1/2 miles from the town, and consisted of one company of cavalry. Citizens report that General Granger's command arrived at Versailles at 3 o'clock yesterday evening; also that General Jefferson [C.] Davis' command arrived there about dark. The scout captured two stragglers from General Davis' command, who reported that their command had gone on to Versailles. Citizens report that they are building a bridge across Harpeth River, and that they intend to go on to College Grove.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. H. ROYSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS HARDEE'S CORPS,

Tullahoma, March 15, 1863.

By direction of General Bragg, negro teamsters will not be substituted for white drivers in ordnance and ambulance trains.

By command of Lieutenant-General Hardee:

T. B. ROY,

Chief of Staff.

RICHMOND, March 16, 1863.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War:

DEAR SIR: General McCown, who is under arrest by order of General Bragg, is very anxious to have his conduct investigated, and, through the Senators from that State, respectfully asks that a court-martial be ordered to sit on his case. He authorizes us to say he waives all exceptions to the rank of the officers ordered to try him. All he asks is a speedy trial, and we respectfully ask it in his name.

Yours, respectfully,

G. A. HENRY.

LANDON C. HAYNES.

WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,

Richmond, March 16, 1863.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Tullahoma, Tenn.:

By request of General Johnston, I send you the following copy of a dispatch addressed to him on the 9th instant:

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON:

Order General Bragg to report to the War Department here for conference. Assume yourself direct charge of the army in Middle Tennessee.

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.