CHATTANOOGA, September 24, 1863.
Please telegraph me at once where you are; we are holding on, and want to know. You should come down on the west side of the river, for the other cannot be safe lower down than Washington.
W. S. ROSECRANS,
WASHINGTON, D. C., September 24, 1863-3 a.m.
All troops in Kentucky which can be spared, and which can reach Rosecrans by Nashville sooner than by East Tennessee, should be sent to Rosecrans by railroad via Nashville.
H. W. HALLECK,
CINCINNATI, OHIO, September 24, 1863-8.30 a.m. [Received 11.20 a.m.]
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
I have already sent half of the troops that were garrisoning Kentucky to General Burnside. There are now about 3,300 old troops in the State. Guerrillas have already commenced to commit depredations. The new troops are being mustered in and equipped as rapidly as possible, but as yet they are of very little use. Under these circumstances shall I send any of the remaining troops out of the State? Everything in the other States of the department, except most necessary prison guards, have been sent to General Burnside.
W. P. ANDERSON,
WASHINGTON, September 24, 1863-2,55 p.m.
Battery B, First Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, will report for temporary duty at Louisville, Ky. It will be ordered here as soon as circumstances will permit.
The infantry regiments from your department ordered to Saint Louis should be sent forward as rapidly as possible.
H. W. HALLECK,
WASHINGTON, September 24, 1863-4 p.m.
In regard to the troops to be left in Kentucky, you will be governed by General Burnside's instructions. The object of my telegram to