War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0080 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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are frequently six or eight hours old when received, and it is no uncommon occurrence to be twice compelled to repeat messages. I will put up another wire at once. It will require at least 5 additional locomotives and 100 cars to run to Decatur. Without that acquisition to our present rolling stock, it will be useless to open the road. Have seen Colonel Innes in reference to this matter, and have thoroughly examined whole subject.

GORDON GRANGER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Stevenson, August 19, 1863-9.15 p.m.

Major General GORDON GRANGER,

Nashville:

The second wire has been ordered, and will be put up as soon as the materials can be had. The road to Decatur will not be used for the present. You will be supplied from this place. You had better repair the road at once, as arrangements have been made to procure a supply of cars from St. Louis besides those contracted for by Colonel Anderson, and the road will be run as soon as practicable.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, August 19, 1863-10 p.m.

General J. A. GARFIELD:

I sent my escort company and Mackey's company of mounted infantry to Weems's Springs, near Pine Wood Factory, at an early hour this morning and captured Dick McCann and 15 others, a fine lot of horses, arms,&c. A force of 500 was encamped 8 miles from McCann's camp, and Clifford thought it prudent to retire. Clifford had about 90 or 100 men.

G. GRANGER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Stevenson, August 19, 1863.

Brigadier General A. C. GILLEM,

Nashville:

The general commanding wishes you to get all the negroes you can and notify him, and he will have them organized and mustered into service and put to work on the Northwestern road.

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

STEVENSON, August 19, 1863.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Thomas' corps will be between Chattanooga and Anderson to-night; McCook from Bridgeport to Stevenson; Crittenden in Sequatchie Valley. The head of your column ought to appear soon,