War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0487 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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MURFREESBOROUGH, October 19, 1863.

Lieutenant ColonelH. C. RODGERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Twelfth Army Corps:

Your dispatches received. Troops ordered as you directed. Captain Parker goes to Hashville by first train to hasten the organization of our transportation.

J. W. GEARY,

Brigadier-General.

STEVENSON, October 19, 1863-10.30 a.m.

Major-General HOWARD:

If this is your judgment continue. Your train was at Cowan last night. Please have your command provided with all the necessaries to take the field, as we are liable to be called on any moment. Your brigade here will be returned to-morrow.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES, Battle Creek, Tenn., October 19, 1863.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Eleventh Army Corps:

SIR: The following dispatch is received from department headquarters and forwarded for information of Major-General Howard:

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, Tenn., October 18, 1863.

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that as the Eightieth Illinois Infantry has no transportation, it be left at Battle Creek with directions to report to General Howard for temporary duty.

C. GODDARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS POST, Stevenson, Ala., October 19, 1863.

T. A. MEYSENBURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that the railroad train which was sent down the Memphis and Charleston Railroad on Saturday with supplies for the cavalry has returned.

Lieutenant Warren, Thirteenth Wisconsin, who commanded the guard, reports that six culverts and small bridges between Larkinsville and Paint Rock Creek were found to have been destroyed by the rebels, all of which were repaired, so that the train passed over them. The bridge across Paint Rock Creek is partially destroyed, two of the main bents and two others being burned. Detachments of our cavalry are now stationed there.