War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0094 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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Major-General Slocum, will take charge of the line from Wartrace to Tantalon. The Eleventh Corps, Major-General Howard, will take charge of the line from Bridgeport to Tantalon.

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JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General.

STEVENSON, October 4, 1863.

Major-General SLOCUM:

Subsequent written instructions modify your telegraphic instructions so as to keep your batteries with their divisions. Inform General R. S. Granger of the tenor of your instructions, your headquarters, &c.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

STEVENSON, October 4, 1863-11 a.m.

Major-General SLOCUM,

Nashville:

The railroad from Wartrace to Tantalon is assigned to you. General R. S. Granger is expected to guard the road from Wartrace to Nashville. General Howard from Tantalon to Bridgeport. A force reported advancing from McMinnville toward Manchester, said to be 2,000 cavalry; look out for them. Orders and dispatches have been forwarded to you by Colonel Carman, returning to Decherd with portion of your command.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

STEVENSON, October 4, 1863-5 p.m.

Major-General SLOCUM,

Decherd, Cowan, Wartrace, or Tullahoma:

General Granger says a small force left at Manchester, and asks should it not be withdrawn. The command belongs to Colonel Coburn, at Tullahoma. The matter is referred to your judgment.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

STEVENSON, October 4, 1863-9 p.m.

Major-General SLOCUM,

Nashville:

The general directs that precautions be taken to have a heavy infantry guard with all artillery sent over the road during the threatening of the present raid. Consult with Colonel Hodges, and stop the transportation and ambulance train until something more definite with regard to the raid is known.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.