between Bridgeport and Murfreesborough with a scanty supply. The Eleventh and Twelfth Army Corps are established on this line in addition to the troops stationed along it prior to their arrival. The major-general commanding directs that you make immediate arrangements to supply their wants, if you have not already done so.
Very respectfully, &c.,
WM. H. LAWRENCE,
Major, Aide-de-Camp, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
MURFREESBOROUGH, October 9, 1863.
Chief Quartermaster, Nashville:
Has the transportation for the Twelfth Corps started yet from Nashville? Where is it, and where is General Slocum?
WARTRACE, TENN., October 9, 1863-10 a.m.
Did you receive telegraphic instructions, of last evening, as to position your command is to take, your headquarters here, &c.? Please acknowledge hour of receipt. General Hooker directs me to say that no time is to be lost in its execution; the troops and artillery to march from Murfreesborough or Stone's River and leave the railroad open for movement of supplies.
Major-General, Chief of Staff.
NASHVILLE, October 9, 1863. (Received 11.20 a.m.)
Your dispatch received. I will move my headquarters to-morrow.
H. W. SLOCUM,
DUCK RIVER BRIDGE, October 9, 1863-2 [a.m.]
Received your order at 11.45 to-night. Will start immediately.
Colonel, Comdg. First Brigade, Third Division.
MURFREESBOROUGH, TENN., October 9, 1863-4.30 p.m.
Commanding Twelfth Corps:
I inclose herewith copies of dispatches* this moment received from General Hooker, sent to me under the impression that I was still in command of that portion of your corps that had been cut off from
*See Hooker to Butterfield, 3 p.m. and 3.45 p.m., p.224.