War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0345 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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P. S.-There are at Cowan nearly 1,200 convalescents of the Army of the Cumberland. Most of them I am informed, fit for duty; but 150 armed. I shall order Colonel Ross to make a special report in the case. These men should be sent to their regiments. They are of no use at Cowan, and I imagine are suffering for discipline and drill.

A. S. WILLIAMS,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. THIRD BRIG., FIRST DIV., 12TH ARMY CORPS,

Tullahoma, Tenn., October 13, 1863.

Captain S. E. PITTMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, First Division:

SIR: Pursuant to orders, I have the honor to make the following report of the disposition, strength, &c., of forces on the line of the railroad from Decherd to Tullahoma, including the latter point:

Command. Strength Commanding Remarks.

officer.

Elk River.

3rd Wisconsin Volunteers 312 Colonel Colonel W.

Hawley. Hawley,

commanding

at Elk

River.

2nd Massachusetts

Volunteers 290 Colonel

Cogswell.

107th New York (eight

companies.) 270 Colonel

Crane.

102nd Ohio Volunteers. 280 Major

Eliott.

1st United States

(colored) 800 Colonel

Thompson.

33rd Indiana (detachment) 60 Captain

Seaton.

2nd Kentucky Battery. 82 Captain

Hewett.

Engineer troops

(detachment) 155

Estill Springs.

107th New York Volunteers

(two companies). 67

Trestle-work 3 miles

south of Tullahoma.

150th New York Volunteers

(three companies.) 120 Captain

Wickes.

Tullahoma.

27th Indiana Volunteers. 320 Colonel

Colgrove.

13th New Jersey Colonel

Voluteers. 331 Carman.

150th New York Volunteers Colonel

(seven companies.) 280 Ketcham.

33rd Indiana Volunteers Lieutenant-

(five companies). 286 Colonel

Henderson.

9th Ohio Battery (two Captain H. Two 12-

sections.) 84 B. York. pounder

Napoleons;

two 3-inch

rifled.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOS. H. RUGER,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Murfreesborough, Tenn., October 13, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel H. C. RODGERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Twelfth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to reply to your note of 12th instant, received at 10 a.m. to-day.

Colonel Cobham was ordered by telegraph at 10.15. this morning to detach two companies to Shelbyville.