War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0047 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Winchester, Tenn., August 16, 1863.

Major-General THOMAS,

Decherd:

The general commanding wishes me to say that you will have the guarding of the railroad from Dechered down. He also wishes you to furnish a guard to guard the stores at Decherd in charge of Captain Johnson, assistant quartermaster.

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

DECHERD, August 16, 1863-8.30 p.m.

Major F. S. BOND:

Dispatch received. Paragraph 8 of order received last night placed the depots and line of communication and its protection in charge of Major-General Granger, of the Reserve Corps, except one regiment of infantry to be stationed at Cowan; that regiment has been detailed, and the balance of my troops have marched for the points indicated in order.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army.

AUGUST 16, 1863.

Major-General THOMAS,

Decherd:

The general commanding directs me to say that one of your regiments was temporarily detached to guard hospitals, &c., at Cowan and a detachment from it can guard the depot at Decherd; that General Granger will move a column of the Reserve Corps and has not the men to spare now, but will relive your force on the railroad as soon as he can. At what hour do you leave? The general commanding proposes to go down and see you in the morning.

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

ANDERSON, August 16, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel GEORGE E. FLYNT,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff:

Dispatch received. Detail made for hospital work. Road is being repaired.

JOHN C . STARKWEATHER,

Brigadier-General.

Journal of operations of the Fourteenth Army Corps.

AUGUST 16, 1863.

Orders having been received from department headquarters at midnight of the 15th to move the whole command in the morning,