HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
October 8, 1863.
Brigadier General R. S. GRANGER,
Arrest all officers and men who report themselves as having been paroled; put them into camp and examine if their paroles are in contravention of General Orders Numbers 100, War Department, and if so send them forward to duty under discreet officers, forwarding lists of them to these headquarters.
W. S. ROSECRANS,
DUCK RIVER, October 8, 1863.
Colonel Harden just from Shelbyville; reports that yesterday [Crook's] and Wilder's commands drove Wheeler from Shelbyville, and some miles beyond; killed 150 of his men; wounded unknown. Our men were still pursuing at dusk. General Butterfield left Bell Buckle this morning, going north.
NASHVILLE, October 8, 1863.
FRANK S. BOND:
Please remind the general-in-chief that the regiments promised have not reported. There is no difficulty in procuring laborers, but I have not sufficient guards to distribute them on the road. By to-morrow night there will be near 1,000 negroes on the road, a strong temptation for rebels to attack. I only wait a sufficient force to begin laying the track from Waverly toward Nashville. I shall organize and arm the negroes. If the rebels object to being killed by them, they can stay out of the way. The road shall be built. Only give me half a chance. One stampede would ruin all. Please answer.
ALVAN C. GILLEM,
Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers.
HDQRS. SECOND BATTN., SECOND MICHIGAN CAVALRY,
Rankin's Ferry, October 8, 1863
Major W. H. SINCLAIR,
MAJOR: I have the honor to report all quiet here,and no change since last report. Pickets of enemy seen opposite.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
B. P. WELLS,
Captain Second Michigan Cavalry, Commanding.
MURFREESBOROUGH, October 8, 1863.
General Crook has ordered me back to this place under arrest charged with thwarting his plans. There is no foundation for the