MUNFORDVILLE, October 18, 1863.
Force was ordered from Glasgow to Columbia this morning. If they have arrived post them as to movements of rebels; direct them to keep lookout between Columbia and Glasgow; if they find that rebels are approaching latter place to move to that point and whip the villains.
E. H. HOBSON,
WASHINGTON, October 19, 1863-1 p.m.
General Schofield telegraphs that he will send one regiment and a battery from Saint Louis to Louisville, and that troops not required by General Steele, to hold Arkansas will be sent to Memphis to re-enforce Sherman's column.
H. W. HALLECK,
WASHINGTON, October 19, 1863-10 a.m.
Brig. General M. C. MEIGS,
I have just shown your telegram to Secretary of the Navy, and he will immediately order Admiral Porter to put gun-boats into the Cumberland; and also, if possible, into the Tennessee. If the latter becomes navigable, General Allen should send forage and supplies to Eastport for Sherman's army. It now requires a very large force to guard the railroad.
H. W. HALLECK,
FLAG-SHIP BLACK HAWK, Cairo, Ill., October 19, 1863.
(Received 1.50 a.m., 20th.)
Hon. GIDEON WELLES,
Secretary of the Navy:
The Cumberland has risen 22 and Tennessee 11 inches, during last day and still rising. Gun-boats ready to proceed up both rivers.
D. D. PORTER,
LOUISVILLE, October 19, 1863-10.15 a.m.
ColonelD. C. McCALLUM,
Military Superintendent of Railroads:
Telegraph to me copy of the orders prohibiting military officers interfering with trains on military railroads in Virginia.
M. C. MEIGS,