War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0290 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Stevenson, Ala., September 1, 1863.

General G. GRANGER,

Nashville:

The general commanding desires to know if General Steedman has relieved the Sixty-ninth Ohio at Cowan.

R. S. THOMS,

Aide-de-Camp.

NASHVILLE, September 1, 1863-5 p.m.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

The regiment at Fayetteville was ordered to Cowan immediately upon the receipt of your order to relieve the troops there. It should reach Cowan to-night or to-morrow.

G. GRANGER,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, September 1, 1863-10 p.m.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

Telegraph to Columbia is finished. Troops from Clarksville and Donelsonn not arrived here yet; expected to-morrow. The regiment from Fayetteville will reach Cowan to-morrow night. Gillem is calling on me for troops to guard Northwestern Railroad. I have no orders to do it. Shall the company (First Missouri Cavalry) ordered to Saint Louis take their horses or leave them here?

G. GRANGER,

Major-General.

STEVENSON, ALA.,

September 1, 1863.

Brigadier-General STEEDMAN,

Murfreesborough:

The general commanding has been unable for several hours to send a message through to these headquarters in consequence of an order form you that no messages are to be sent without your approval. Please report on the matter.

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

STEVENSON, ALA.,

September 1, 1863.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

Huntsville:

The general commanding directs that you come to Flint River, leaving your cavalry at Huntsville, McCook closing up on Huntsville.

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.