War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0643 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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General Hurlbut. It is important that all troops that can possibly be spared should be sent to the Tennessee River to assist General Rosecrans.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., September 15, 1863-9.30 p. m. (Received 5 p. m., 16th.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

It will hardly be possible for me to send any troops to General Rosecrans. I am compelled to call out Missouri militia to relieve troops sent to Steele until General Pope's troops arrive. The radical papers are opposing it, and doing all in their power to create disaffection in the militia.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, September 15, 1863-4.05 p. m.

Brigadier General ROBERT ALLEN,

Saint Louis, Mo.:

All available troops at Vicksburg have been ordered to Tuscumbia, via Memphis, to re-enforce Rosecrans. Give immediate attention to the matter of transportation.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, September 15, 1863-4.30 p. m.

Colonel HAINES,

Chief Commissary, Saint Louis, Mo.:

All Available troops from Vicksburg and the Mississippi River have been ordered to Tuscumbia to assist General Rosecrans. See to the supplies.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

NEW YORK, September 15, 1863. (Received 2.15 p. m.)

SECRETARY OF WAR:

A reliable person, who left Atlanta, Ga., on the 4th instant, states that he passed on his way from Atlanta to Richmond three divisions of Lee's army on its way to re-enforce Bragg at or near Dalton, Ga., and that the general report was that the rebel forces were to be concentrated at or near there, for the purpose of overthrowing Rosecrans' army.

ABRAM WAKEMAN.