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that place and Tullahoma without guard. I have no force to guard it. My command is terribly scattered. Please order the general court, of which General Paine is president, to reconvene at Murfreesborough, for the trial of Lieutenant-Colonel Bloodgood. The Spears case is tried. Please answer at once.

G. GRANGER,

Major-General.

STEVENSON, August 23, 1863.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

McMinnville:

The general commanding directs that you furnish guards for the railroad as far as Manchester. General Gordon Granger has been directed to guard it from that point.

R. S. THOMS,

Aide-de-Camp.

STEVENSON, August 23, 1863.

Major General GORDON GRANGER,

Nashville:

I have directed the commanding officer at McMinnville to guard the railroad to Manchester. You must guard it from that point.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

MURFREESBOROUGH, August 23, 1863.

Lieutenant HENRY M. CIST:

I sent cavalry from this post this morning to escort horses and mules from Wartrace to Nashville. We had no mounted men at Wartrace.

JAS. B. STEEDMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Post.

STEVENSON, ALA., August 23, 1863.

Brigadier General ROBERT S. GRANGER,

Nashville:

A dispatch to Cincinnati Commercial, giving important information of location and destination of my troops, was presented for transmission over wires. The dispatch gives proper instructions in regard to correspondents sending their dispatches.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Stevenson, August 23, 1863.

Major General D. S. STANLEY,

Chief of Cavalry:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs you to order Colonel Ray to report with his regiment to Major-General Reynolds, at Jas-