War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0470 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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MUNFORDVILLE, October 18, 1863.

OPERATOR,

Columbia, Ky.:

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,

Brigadier-General.

WASHINGTON, October 19, 1863-1 p.m.

(Received Louisville,19th.)

Major-General GRANT,

Commanding:

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,

General-in-Chief.

WASHINGTON, October 19, 1863-10 a.m.

Brig. General M. C. MEIGS,

Louisville, Ky.:

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,

General-in-Chief.

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,

Acting Rear-Admiral.

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,

Quartermaster.