War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0138 KY., SW. VA., TENN, MISS., N. ALA. AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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these details, until further orders. Have all our artillery taken off the cars, and release every train and engine. Try to ascertain why the telegraph-line has not been repaired.

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General.

TULLAHOMA, October 6, 1863

Major-General BUTTERFIELD:

The Twentieth Connecticut is here on top of the box-cars and among the artillery in the platform-cars. What are the orders now?

SAMUEL ROSS,

Colonel Twentieth Connecticut.

[Indorsement.]

DUCK RIVER,

October 6, 1863-7.25 p.m.

Colonel ROSS,

Tullahoma:

Come on to Normandy, and disembark with the artillery and march with it.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General.

COWAN, October 6, 1863.

General BUTTERFIELD:

My regiment is coming in this train with the artillery. The One hundred and second Ohio and Third Maryland Regiments were sent in the other train, and all it could carry.

SAMUEL ROSS,

Twentieth Connecticut Volunteers.

GARRISON'S FORK,

October 6, 1863-8.30 a.m.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD:

GENERAL: The troops sent forward during the night have crossed the fork and are now getting breakfast at Wartrace. I have my command on this side of the burned bridge in a wood. There is a road leading to Shelbyville from this point, distance 5 miles. Shall I hold them here until you come forward, or shall I cross to Wartrace? I am getting the wire in operation as fast as possible. Will telegraph as soon as up.

JOS. F. KNIPE,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

TULLAHOMA, October 6, 1863.

General BUTTERFIELD:

All of the First Brigade is at Tullahoma; also the command from Ruger, namely, Second Massachusetts and Thirteenth New Jersey, of the Third Brigade.

JOS. F. KNIPE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.