rank as arranged by the orders of appointments, or as fixed by the appointing power, which may or may not be according to previous rank.
I am, very respectfully,
W. B. HAZEN,
NASHVILLE, [September 6,?] 1863-4.25 p.m.
I have ordered forward Whitaker's Brigade to Stevenson. Will you give the necessary orders to Morgan and McCook? Shall I put forward the two regiments at Columbia to Huntsville and Flint River?
NASHVILLE, September 6, 1863-5.40 p.m.
My whole force cleared, including Morgan's, will be about 8,500. Steedman, with two brigades, will reach Cowan to-morrow night. The One hundred and eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry left for Bridgeport by railroad this morning. Shall start on Tuesday. My health worthless.
LARKINSVILLE, September 6, 1863-12.10 a.m.
Telegram received. The First Brigade will move as directed. Colonel McCook has been ordered to Stevenson; he encamped this side of Flint River last night. The Tenth Ohio Cavalry has been stationed as follows: One company at Flint River Bridge, one company at Hurricane, two companies at Paint Rock, two companies at Larkinsville, and one at saw-mill.
JAS. D. MORGAN,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Trenton, September 6, 1863-10 p.m.
Chief of Cavalry:
Your dispatches of this morning received. The general commanding desires you to push the enemy sharply, and if possible strike the railroad. It will probably be a week before Minty can join you, possibly more, and we cannot wait. The enemy appear to be preparing for making a stand at Chattanooga, and it is of the utmost importance that his line of communication be broken. Forrest and a part of Wheeler's force being in the neighborhood of Chattanooga, you can attack with impunity any mounted force the enemy may have in the direction of Rome and the railroad.