HEADQUARTERS, Louisville, September 24, 1863.
I have no troops that can be spared for the railroad, having been ordered to send all I could spare to General Burnside. I have concentrated five regiments at Glasgow for this purpose, and they will probably march to-day.
J. T. BOYLE,
LOUISVILLE, September 24, 1863-9.30 p.m.
General ROSECRANS, Chattanooga:
I have ordered the Fiftieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry and Ninety-first Indiana Volunteers to Nashville, but they cannot arrive there before Saturday.
J. T. BOYLE,
CALHOUN, September 24, 1863.
Lieutenant Colonel Lewis RICHMOND:
Couriers have arrived from Chattanooga. They report General Rosecrans has fallen back to Chattanooga, where he is intrenching.
Granger's command has fallen back across the river; the trains also have crossed the river, but I don't know that it is reliable. The couriers also state that it has been a drawn fight so far. They say we have taken 12,000 prisoners, and that the rebels admit loss of 5,000 killed. Our scouts report two pieces of artillery planted on a hill 3 miles this side of Cleveland.
All is quiet to-night.
R. K. BYRD,
[SEPTEMBER 24-OCTOBER 3, 1863.-For miscellaneous orders, correspondence, and reports relating to the transfer of the Eleventh and Twelfth Army Corps from the Army of the Potomac to the Army of the Cumberland, see Series I, Vol. XXIX, Part I, pp. 146-195.]
VICKSBURG, MISS., September 25, 1863-12 noon. [Received 9.30 a.m., October 3.]
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
Your dispatches* of the 13th are just this moment received. Have been detained between Cairo and Memphis from the 14th to the 22nd . Under more recent dispatches troops have been moved up the Mississippi. As per dispatch sent 22nd instant, I will now send Sherman to West Tennessee with two more divisions of his corps. This leaves
*See Part I, p.36.