War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0194 Chapter XIII. KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA., AND N.GA.

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HEADQUARTERS CHIEF OF CAVALRY,

Stevenson, August 28, 1863.

Respectfully referred to Brigadier-General Crook, commanding Second Cavalry Division.

Attention called to indorsement of Major-General Rosecrans.

By command of Major-General Stanley:

WM. H. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LARKINSVILLE, August 27, 1863-8.30 p. m.

General J. A. GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

Nothing unusual along the outposts. Recruits still coming in. Eleven prisoners taken to-day; among them some of the band engaged in General McCook's murder.

E. M. McCOOK,

Colonel, Commanding.

LARKINSVILLE, ALA.,

August 27, 1863.

Colonel L. D. WATKINS:

Send forward charges and specifications against bushwhackers, with names of witnesses, &c. If any of the paroled prisoners from Vicksburg or elsewhere are violating their parole, arrest them and send them forward here, with charges, &c.

If you think the safety of any of your troops endangered by permitting prisoners to remain at home, send them forward with statement that such permission cannot be safely granted.

Your brigade flag will be sent in a day or two.

By command of Colonel E. M. McCook:

JNumbers PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LARKINSVILLE, ALA.,

August 27, 1863.

Colonel L. D. WATKINS,

Maysville:

Allow me to congratulate and thank you for the manner in which you are clearing the bushwhackers out of your vicinity.

E. M. McCOOK,

Colonel, Commanding.

MAYSVILLE, August 27, 1863-9.45 p. m.

Brigadier General J. A. GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

The following bridges were destroyed by guerrillas yesterday: Indian Creek bridge, 8 miles from Huntsville; Limestone bridge, 6 miles from Huntsville, and Piney bridge, 19 miles from Huntsville, all on Memphis and Charleston Railroad, between Huntsville and Tennessee River.

LOUIS D. WATKINS,

Colonel, Commanding.