War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0839 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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you was that if there were any troops ordered to East Tennessee which could reach Chattanooga by Nashville sooner than by other routes, they be sent that way.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS, Louisville, September 24, 1863.

Captain W. P. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The following just received:

Please send by to-morrow's train two regiments of infantry for temporary duty at Nashville. I want to draw troops from there to guard the railroad, which is now vital to us.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

I have no troops to send unless I take two regiments from the troops at Glasgow now under marching orders to General Burnside. Shall I send them?

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General.

CINCINNATI, OHIO, September 24, 1863.

Brigadier-General BOYLE,

Louisville:

Send two of the regiments of infantry from Glasgow, if they have not started, to Nashville for temporary duty, as requested by General Rosecrans. I will see that the superintendent of the Kentucky Central Railroad reports at your headquarters Saturday morning.

By command of Major-General Burnside:

W. P. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CINCINNATI, OHIO, September 24, 1863 -8.30 a.m.

General BOYLE,

Louisville:

When did General Burnside's re-enforcements leave Glasgow? Please answer immediately.

By command of Major-General Burnside:

W. P. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LOUISVILLE, September 24, 1863.

General ROSECRANS:

Can't communicate with Burnside directly. Will it be safe and prudent to send 3,000 to 5,000 men across from Glasgow to Knoxville? What is state of facts as to your army now? Please answer. Much anxiety.

BOYLE.