War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0157 Chapter XIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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NASHVILLE, TENN., August 24, 1863.

Colonel S. D. BRUCE,

Clarksville:

Send one regiment by the way of Charlotte to Columbia, to report to Colonel Dan. McCook. All the supplies that can be hauled in the regimental wagons will be taken. Report time of departure. Tell the commanding officer to clear the country of guerrillas as he goes.

By order of Major-General Granger:

W. C. RUSSELL,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Pikeville, August 24, 1863.

Colonel Minty,

Commanding Cavalry:

I have pretty reliable information from Harrison that two brigades passed up the Tennessee yesterday evening in great haste, for Blythe's Ferry and Hiwassee, and that all the crossings in the vicinity of Poe's farm and above had been considerably re-enforced. I trust by this time you have returned to your first position at the cross-roads, and that you will be able to watch the movements of the enemy from that point. I received a letter from General Crittenden's assistant adjutant-general yesterday morning, an extract from which I sent you yesterday, supposing you to be at Poe's. I inclose a copy, also an extract from another letter received this p. m. Can you get any provisions in your vicinity to eke out your rations? Shall send rations as soon as received.

Very truly, yours,

H. P. VAN CLEVE,

Brigadier-General.

CINCINNATI, August 24, 1863.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Mount Vernon, Ky.:

General Parke has been very sick. His doctor directs that he at once proceed to the sea-shore. I have given him twenty days' leave.

General Potter has assumed command of the Ninth Army Corps.

W. P. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

COVINGTON, KY., August 24, 1863.

Colonel N. BOWEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The railroad company promise cars tomorrow. The Fifty-first Pennsylvania, Fifty-first New York, Eleventh New Hampshire, and Twenty-ninth Massachusetts remain.

GEO. P. WEBSTER,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.