War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0246 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, October 10, 1863-8.35 p.m. (Received 9.13 p.m.)

Colonel INNES,

Superintendent Military Railroads, Nashville:

The Secretary of War does not intend to rescind the contract for the delivery of the locomotives referred to in your dispatch. They may be received. The Department desires to be advised of what is done, to the end that it may complete all necessary arrangements.

By order of the Secretary of War:

JAS. A. HARDIE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, October 10, 1863.

Major-General STONEMAN,

Chief of Cavalry, Washington, D. C.:

Send the horses to Louisville, whence they will be forwarded to Nashville as soon as practicable. Possibly we may be obliged to send our men for them, to spare railroad transportation. They should be sent down soon.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

LOUISVILLE, October 10, 1863.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

Reports from citizens below Glasgow represent that Forrest has crossed Cumberland River south of Tompkinsville. Is there any ground for these reports? Where are Wheeler and Forrest? Please answer.

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, October 10, 1863.

Colonel HODGES,

Nashville:

See that we have picks, spades, and shovels for regimental issue, and 5,000 of each to spare put in store at Stevenson as soon as practicable. We want also an ample supply of 20-penny nails, 30-penny nails, and spikes.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, October 10, 1863.

Colonel HODGES,

Nashville:

To meet wants of present cavalry operations and starvation of cavalry horses, I have ordered Captain Ekin, at Indianapolis, to provide