War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0260 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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instant-and were closely pursued by our cavalry. Roddey's band, numbering about 1,000 men, were at the tunnel last night, and may attempt to form a junction with Wheeler. By last accounts our forces were gaining advantages over the enemy all the time, and had high hopes that they would capture the entire crowd. The rebels declare that they are striking for our communications where-ever they can reach them. Will take care of everything below Murfreesborough and at that place.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, October 10, 1863-10.30 p.m.

Brigadier-General GRANGER,

Nashville:

If you can safely spare them send back two of Boyle's regiments-one to Bowling Green, the other to Munfordville.

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, October 10, 1863.

Brig. General R. S. GRANGER,

Nashville:

The general commanding is informed that our men captured, paroled, and set at liberty by the enemy's cavalry are being sent, under orders from you, to paroled camps. These men are set at liberty contrary to the terms of the cartel and General Orders, No. 100, War Department; hence cannot be considered prisoners and must be at once arrested and returned to duty. Orders have been sent to Louisville to return men who have already gone forward.

By order of General Rosecrans:

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, October 10, 1863-10.40 p.m.

Brigadier-General GRANGER,

Nashville:

Arrest the officers who surrendered at McMinnville, and have them tried for their conduct in that affair.* Notify bridge guards that no surrenders are allowed. Those who surrender will be disgraced and punished. Publish this dispatch in the newspapers.

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

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*See General Orders, No. 264, Part II, p.712.

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