line of the river. The rebels burned the bridge at Bridgeport last night. They are guarding all the fords. Movement of my main force was delayed last week by want of cars. it begins to-morros morning.
W. S. RESECRANS,
Washington, August 15, 1863.
General W. S. ROSECRANS,
Telegram received. One thousand sets of horse equipments will be sent to Captain Townsend, Nashville, form Pittsburg and 1,000 from St. Louis. Please direct Captain Porter, ordnance officer, to have all the unserviceable horse equipments repaired where most convenient.
J. W. RIPLEY,
Brigadier-General, Chief of Ordnance.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
August 15, 1863-11 a. m.
Colonel W. P. INNES:
You have done wrong in interfering with our operations. Here-after all facilities you desire in telegraphing should be made known to these headquarters. All control of operations in confided to the chief, Captain Van Duzer.
W. S. ROSECRANS,
NASHVILLE, August 15, 1863-10.20 a.m.
Lieutenant GEORGE BURROUGHS,
U. S. Engineers:
The railroad bridge across the Cumberland River is obstructed by reason of repairs. I have an order from Brigadier-General Granger to put the bridge up immediately. Lieutenant Irvin will now return the barge he took. Can you not get an order from General Rosecrans for another barge, as the river is now too low to get the one from Carthage? There are barges now in port which could be used. I have the pontoon wagons ready. Lieutenant Webb sent saddle by express.
JAMES R. WILLETT,
Lieutenant, Commanding Engineer Detachment.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Winchester, Tenn., August 15, 1863.
I. It is the earnest desire of the general commanding that all peaceful as well as loyal citizens of Tennessee should receive all possible protection to person and property; that they should resume the exercise of their political and civil rights under the Constitution of Tennessee and of the United States.
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