War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0189 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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NASHVILLE, October 8, 1863.

General WILLIAMS:

Your command must hold Tullahoma in addition to the other duty I informed you of in your former orders.

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General.

WARTRACE, October 8, 1863.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

Instructions to General Slocum by telegraph post his command between Murfreesborough and Tantalon. Knipe's brigade is here. Ruger's between Stone's River and Fosterville. I presume General Slocum will to-night give full instructions to troops; will have to march to their positions to have the railroad for supplies.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General.

MURFREESBOROUGH, TENN.,

October 8, 1863.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD:

The brigade near this will be repaired to-night; troops go forward in the morning. General Ward, in command of this post, thinks he will be left too weak. Shall part of Geary's division be left here for the present?

A. S. WILLIAMS,

Brigadier-General.

WARTRACE, October 8, 1863.

(Received 5 p.m.)

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

Let sufficient of General Geary's command remain at Murfreesborough to make it secure for the present. Will telegraph you again this p.m.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General.

BELL BUCKLE, October 8, 1863.

(Received 3.30 p.m.)

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Forces of Twelfth Corps, Murfreesborough:

The major-general commanding directs that you use every possible exertion to push on the work of opening communication. That you enjoin and exact the greatest vigilance, energy, and activity from every officer and man for this purpose, and that no one is allowed to rest until communications are fully restored.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General.