War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0230 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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courtesy and consideration which he merits, and explain to him fully any matters which you may desire, through him, to bright to the notice of this Department.

Yours, truly,

EDWIN M. STANTON.

STEVENSON, ALA.,

August 30, 1863.

Colonel SAMUEL SIMMONS,

Chief Commissary of Department, Nashville:

The general commanding wants to hear from you, where and how are you, and how we stand.

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Stevenson, August 30, 1863.

Colonel SIMMONS,

Chief Commissary, Nashville:

The general commanding thinks you ought to be here. General Thomas reports his corps short of rations.

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

STEVENSON, August 30, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel SAMUEL SIMMONS,

Nashville:

Supplies need not be accumulated at Huntsville, but you must arrange to send sufficient to Flint River to meet General Morgan's necessities. He will haul them from there until the bridge, which he has been ordered to build, is completed.

By order:

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Stevenson, August 30, 1863-7.35 p.m.

Lieutenant Colonel J. B. BROWNLOW,

Nashville:

The Secretary of War has consented to the enlistment in our army of prisoners under certain restrictions. Authority must be given by taken to have them so distributed as to be under control of Union forces and sentiment. You have, therefore, permission to go to Indianapolis and recruit from Vicksburg prisoners, first obtaining approval of Governor Johnson. Captain Dickson, assistant adjutant-general, will issue necessary orders. You must forward to these headquarters descriptive lists of all enlisted.

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

C. GODDARD.

Assistant Adjutant-General.