War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0150 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA. AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., October 7, 1863-8.45 a.m.

Governor JOHNSON,

Nashville, Tenn.:

What news have you from Rosecran's army, or in that direction beyond Nashville?

A. LINCOLN,

NASHVILLE, October 7, 1863.

(Received 8.45 p.m.)

His Excellency A. LINCOLN,

President of The United States:

Nothing definite from the front. Our hopes are strong that all will come out right. The damage on the railroad is being rapidly repaired. Telegraph wire will be up to-night. Chattanooga must be held.

ANDREW JOHNSON,

Military Governor,

NASHVILLE, TENN., October7, 1863-7.20 p.m.

(Received 8.40 ;p.m.)

Hon E. M. STANTON:

Arms are much needed to supply the troops that have been raise under your orders for the regular service; also for a number of companies of Union Guard which have been organized and are being organized for twelve months, and mustered into the service of the United States. This organization will render great and efficient service in General Rosecrans' rear in putting down guerrillas, guarding the railroads, and in co-operating with the various military posts. Some of the companies are here, organized, ready to enter the service. The arms are here, but are withheld, without instructions from you to issue. If the instructions are given, I hope they will be explicit to ordnance officers and quartermasters to furnish the necessary supplies.

ANDREW JOHNSON,

Military Governor.

SHELBYVILLE, TENN., October 7, 1863-7.45 p.m.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD:

News from the battle-field splendid. About 30 wounded soldiers just brought in. The rebels are completely routed. Several hundred reported killed and wounded, with 300 prisoners.

ROBT. GALBRAITH,

Colonel, &c.,

NASHVILLE, October 7, 1863-1.30 p.m.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD:

As fa as I positively know the damage done the road is the destruction of the south Stone's River bridge, four other bridges be-