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TULLAHOMA, October 6, 1863.

General BUTTERFIELD:

The conductor says he can't haul another car besides the fourteen he has on his train now. Had I not better come on with the train, and send back for the regiments lying here?

JOS. F. KNIPE,

Brigadier-General.

TULLAHOMA, October 6, 1863-9.30 p.m.

General BUTTERFIELD:

I brought the Forty-sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, part of Fifth Connecticut Volunteers, and One hundred and forty-fifth New York on the train of fourteen cars. The order to have my command at Tullahoma at 6 p.m. could not obey, simply because I had no trains to put them in. The total number of the above regiments is about 950.

JOS. F. KNIPE,

Brigadier-General.

TULLAHOMA, October 6, 1863.

General BUTTERFIELD:

Your dispatch to move and engage enemy at daylight received.

JOS. F. KNIPE,

Brigadier-General

TULLAHOMA, October 6, 1863.

General BUTTERFIELD:

General Ruger is at Decherd with four regiments of the Third Brigade waiting transportation.

JOS. F. KNIPE,

Brigadier-General

DUCK RIVER BRIDGE, October 6, 1863.

(Received 3.15 p.m.)

Major-General BUTTERFIELD:

GENERAL: I will await orders at or beyond Wartrace. I have got but one day's rations. Scouts not in. Rebels reported at Shelbyville. Two regiments cavalry.

E. POWELL,

Lieutenant Colonel Sixty-sixth Ohio Vol. Infty., Comdg. Detachment.

DECHERD, October 6, 1863.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD:

I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of telegraph order to proceed to near Garrison's Fork.

Very respectfully,

THOS. H. RUGER,

Brigadier-General.