that he could not spare them, all of his available force being employed under the orders of Major-General Rosecrans and his division commander.
STEVENSON, October 13, 1863-10 a.m.
Lieutenant col. C. GODDARD:
The withdrawal of all the forces on the line of communication and vicinity deprives me of the greater part of my transportation for hauling in forage. Almost all the wagons go with those troops, those for my corps not having arrived. I learn that the wagons and ambulances for the Eleventh Corps left yesterday, and will, I suppose, be five or six days in reaching their destination, as they come loaded. I cannot hear that those for the Twelfth corps have yet left Nashville.
STEVENSON, October 13, 1863- 7.50 p.m.
Lieutenant Colonel C. GODDARD:
Captain Edwards promises to complete boat middle of next week. General Howard has given him calkers, and will furnish every assistance.
STEVENSON, October 13, 1863- 8 p.m.
Arrival of wagon trains and on hand to-day, 473; departures, 124, loaded with subsistence. Eighty of these belonged to General Palmer's supply train, the balance to Third Division, Fourteenth Army Corps. There hundred and forty-nine wagons remain at this post. No railroad arrivals to report. The train duet at 5.45 not in; expected at 10 p.m. Freight-train behind. Nothing from outposts nor from the raiders. Heavy rain last night and at intervals to-day; raining now. Horses of Eleventh and Twelfth Corps not yet arrived.
STEVENSON, October 13, 1863
Make arrangements to secure and gather at once all corn and forage adjacent to your posts and commands; offer liberal price in cash and get citizens to bring it in.
Major-General and Chief of Staff.