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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.

Colonel HODGES,

Chief Quartermaster, Nashville:

Has the transportation for the Twelfth Corps started yet from Nashville? Where is it, and where is General Slocum?

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General.

WARTRACE, TENN., October 9, 1863-10 a.m.

Major-General SLOCUM,

Nashville:

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.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

NASHVILLE, October 9, 1863. (Received 11.20 a.m.)

Major-General BUTTERFIELD:

Your dispatch received. I will move my headquarters to-morrow.

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General.

DUCK RIVER BRIDGE, October 9, 1863-2 [a.m.]

Major-General BUTTERFIELD:

Received your order at 11.45 to-night. Will start immediately.

WM. GIVEN,

Colonel, Comdg. First Brigade, Third Division.

MURFREESBOROUGH, TENN., October 9, 1863-4.30 p.m.

Major-General SLOCUM,

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

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*See Hooker to Butterfield, 3 p.m. and 3.45 p.m., p.224.

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