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DECHERD, August 11, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel G. P. THRUSTON,

A. A. G.and Chief of Staff, Twentieth Army Corps:

The signal corps cannot be of any use to me at present.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

STEVENSON, August 11, 1863.

General GARFIELD:

I have been waiting patiently for several days to get the tools ordered by the general to make boats and get out timber for platform. Have finally telegraphed and received the following reply:

NASHVILLE.

P. H. SHERIDAN:

the articles were ready to ship on the 17th transportation asked for. They have not left the store-house owing to want of transportation,there having been a peremptory order not to ship this kind of goods without an order. To get these shipped immediately,you will have to get an order from chief quartermaster, Colonel Taylor.

CHAS. H. IRVIN,

Assistant quartermaster.

Please get me the order.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

Colonel TAYLOR:

The general wishes order for the shipment of these goods at once.

R. S. THOMS,

Aide-de- Camp.

WINCHESTER, August 11, 1863.

Major-General PALMER,

Manchester:

The general commanding directs that you make the necessary arrangements for sending back to Nashville all the sick of your own and General Wood's division. Those at McMinnville can remain there for the present.

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

MANCHESTER, August 11, 1863.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD:

General Wagner reports Payne's Cove road impracticable. The Altamont road is passable for artillery,but the best and shortest road is the Pard road,the left-hand road from this place to Tracy City. Send us the counties.

JOHN M. PALMER,

Major-General.