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[CHAP. XLII.

Moscow, August 19, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel BINMORE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The Sixty-second Regiment has just reached here. We start at 3 o'clock to-morrow morning, but I think we cannot reach Memphis before Saturday without injuring the men. I will move in as short time as possible.

JAMES M. TRUE,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF COLUMBUS,

Columbus, Ky., August 19, 1863.

Colonel GEORGE E. WARING, Jr.,

Commanding at Union City:

COLONEL: It is reported to the general commanding district that a Mr. Murrell was murdered near Dukedom, by a man by the name of Massey and his guerrilla party, on last Monday. Send out a cavalry force of at least two companies, or 100 men, to apprehend Massey and such other guerrillas as may be found.

Mr. J. A. Hamlett, the bearer of this order, will go as guide to your party and can give you all the information you desire. Mr. H. is from the neighborhood of Dukedom, and conversant with the facts of the murder, &c.

By order of Brigadier A. J. Smith:

J. HOUGH,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

STEVENSON, ALA., August 19, 1863-9.45 p.m.

(Received 9.45 a.m., 20th.)

ADJUTANT-GENERAL U. S. ARMY,

Washington:

Dispatches from General Crittenden last night say that he will be in position to-night, according to orders. Courier not yet arrived. McCook's corps near, but not in position. Thomas in position. Went over the railroad to Larkinsville to-day; distance, 25 miles. Headquarters First Cavalry Division at that point. No further news.

Respectfully, yours,

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

STEVENSON, August 19, 1863.

General ANDREW JOHNSON,

Military Governor, Nashville:

The general commanding authorizes and directs the construction of the Northwestern Railroad as soon as possible. Major-General Granger has had orders to clear that country and furnish guards as soon as possible. General Granger has been ordered to concentrate the Tennessee troops at Alexandria, to move into East Tennessee and co-operate with Burnside as soon as possible.

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.