SPRING HILL, June 1, 1863-9 p. m.
My scouts report the enemy's cavalry all moved to the front of Murfreesborough. Rosecrans' headquarters are at Nashville. All the streets are being blockaded; cutting ditches and placing sand-bags. They intend to move either forward or backward.
N. B. FORREST,
SPRING HILL, June 1, 1863-10 p. m.
My scouts have just returned from Franklin, and report the enemy have released all the citizen prisoners and are under marching orders. I will move up in the morning as near Franklin as possible, and remain as near the enemy as prudent, and would like the balance of the cavalry to move up, if you think it advisable.
N. B. FORREST,
SHELBYVILLE, June 1, 1863.
General JOHN H. MORGAN,
The order directing you to move one brigade to Liberty is suspended until the movements of the enemy abe more fully developed on the Cumberland River.
TULLAHOMA, June 1, 1863.
The above dispatch was received here, for McMinnville, about 12 o'clock, or earlier. We have not been able to get McMinnville office to this moment, and thinking you might deem it of sufficient importance to graph as soon as the line is O. K.
[G. W.] TRABUE,
SHELBYVILLE, June 2, 1863.
General S. COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector General:
The necessity for a commander to the new division in Hardee's corps is most pressing. Does Numbers 28, March 122, Paragraph II?* I am prohibited from any action.
*So in original. Reference is to Paragraph II, General Orders, Numbers 28, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, March 12, 1863, which provided that "brigadier-generals will not be detached from their brigades, nor colonels from their regiments, except on ordinary temporary duty, without the special authority of the War Department."