solely. He has no disposition to fix your headquarters, beyond the desire that you should be near the center of your line for ready communication. You are at liberty to select any central point that may seem more suitable to yourself. The general has not received the report of your disposition of your troops. Do you understand that you assume command of all troops on your line? Colonel Galbraith's cavalry is at Shelbyville. Get, through him, any information of the whereabouts of enemy's cavalry and our pursuing forces and send in.
Major-General and Chief of Staff
HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,
Washington, October 12, 1863.
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II. Brigadier-General Hector Tyndale, U. S. Volunteers, will proceed without delay to join his command, now at Nashville, Tenn.
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By command of Major-General Halleck:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
BRIDGEPORT, October 12, 1863.
Chief of Staff:
Your dispatch of yesterday just received. The One hundred and first Illinois is armed, but with unserviceable muskets of the Belgium and Austrian pattern, caliber 69 and 72. The regiment 376 aggregate. One hundred and sixty-eighth New York, going out of service, has 181 Enfield and 87 Springfield rifled muskets, both caliber 58.
O. O. HOWARD,
STEVENSON, October 12, 1863.
General Morgan with his command, is 10 miles from you, at Battle Creek. He is to remain there for the present.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Chattanooga, October 12, 1863.
The general commanding cannot at present assign the One hundred and first Illinois to your command. That regiment will be sent to Nashville as train guard, and there exchange its arms for better ones and return to Bridgeport.
J. A. GARFIELD,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.