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BRIDGEPORT, October 5, 1863.

Captain WISEMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Colonel Tillson has sent for all the camp and garrison equipage for the regiments with him. The man sent back understands that General Rosecrans has ordered Tillson to encamp at the foot of mountain. I have not herd anything official. What shall I do?

R. F. SMITH,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

NASHVILLE, TENN., October 5, 1863-2.30 p.m.

(Received 6.15 p.m.)

Major THOMAS T. ECKERT,

Assistant Superintendent U. S. Military Telegraph:

Enemy have burned Stone's River bridge, 4 miles south of Murfreesborough, and cut telegraph-line there. Commander at that post says they are said to be 10,000 strong, but the thinks about 4,000. Prisoners say they are coming to Nashville. That is doubtful.

SAM. BRUCH,

Assistant Manager Telegraph.

BRIDGEPORT, October 5, 1863.

Brigadier-General MORGAN:

By direction of Major-General Hooker, I assume command of the section from Tantalon to Bridgeport. Please forward a copy of your last morning report at the earliest opportunity.

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. NINETY-SECOND ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS,

Harrison's Landing, Tenn., October 5, 1863-3.30 p.m.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Department of the Cumberland, Chattanooga:

COLONEL: All quiet along the line. A Mr. Willis Biggs, Union man, has just returned from Cleveland last Friday ; had twelve pieces of artillery, no infantry. At Harrison's, 200 rebel cavalry; 5 miles east of Harrison's, 200 more rebel cavalry; at Snow's, on Chattanooga and Georgetown road, 400 rebel cavalry; at Anderson's Spring and Georgetown road, 100 rebel cavalry; at Blue Springs, opposite Igou's, 100 rebel cavalry. Reported to be gathering up all the horses in the country. River still rising, and at present very difficult to ford.

Most obediently, your humble servant,

SMITH D. ATKINS,

Colonel Ninety-Second Illinois Vols., Wilder's Brigade.