War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0151 Chapter XLIII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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owners of the negroes to be paid $300 a the time, and the negroes to be free men subject to their enlistment? They make the best teamsters. I can get them.

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General.

MUNFORDVILLE, November 14, 1863.

Captain BAKER,

Cave City:

Colonel Strickland, at Glasgow, informs me that rebels, from 300 to 400, are between Glasgow and Bowling Green, making for railroad. Send all your force down the road toward Rocky Hill Station, leaving 20 men installed at Cave City. Attack the rebels if your find them.

E. H. HOBSON,

Brigadier-General.

MUNFORDVILLE, November 14, 1863.

Colonel MAXWELL,

Bowling Green:

Colonel Strickland, commanding at Glasgow, informs me that from 300 to 400 rebels were 15 miles from Glasgow, making for railroad between Cave City and Bowling Green. I have directed company at Cave City to move down railroad to Rocky Hill Station to pursue and attack rebels. Colonel Strickland will pursue from Glasgow with his small force of cavalry. It would be well for you to send cavalry force up the road.

E. H. HOBSON,

Brigadier-General.

MUNFORDVILLE, November 14, 1863.

Colonel STRICKLAND,

Glasgow:

Mount every man at your post and be ready to attack the rebels. One hundred mounted men with one piece of artillery can whip them. Send work immediately to Edmonton for the troops; collect your troops, follow rebels, and whip them. Send men also to force en route to Center Point. Advise me fully of rebel movements.

E. H. HOBSON,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. SIXTH DIVISION, THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Columbus, Ky., November 14, 1863.

Maj. Gen. S. A. HURLBUT,

Commanding Sixteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose two telegrams* just received. Although the telegram from General Grant will admit of two interpretations (I have ordered or that your are ordered), I will at once

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*For Grant to Smith, November 12, see p.130. The other dispatch cannot be identified.

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