War of the Rebellion: Serial 076 Page 0704 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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toward Sparta and McMinnville. General Granger telegraphs that Roddey with 3,000 men and nine pieces of artillery is preparing to cross the Tennessee in boats, and, if possible, at the Shoals.

LOVELL H. ROUSSEAU,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., August 29, 1864.

Brigadier General H. P. VAN CLEVE,

Murfreesborough:

A courier in at Gallatin from Carthage reports Wheeler at Sparta. Keep scouts out on the road to Lebanon as far up as Jefferson Crossing, ten or twelve miles. A scout has been sent from here to Lebanon.

By command of Major-General Rousseau:

B. H. POLK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., August 29, 1864.

Brigadier General R. S. GRANGER,

Decatur:

A courier just in at Gallatin from Carthage reports Wheeler at Sparta, with large force and six pieces of artillery. No orders have been given to Colonel Spalding since he was ordered to send the two regiments to Decherd, of which order you were at once notified. You will be notified when orders are given direct to your troops.

By command of Major-General Rousseau:

B. H. POLK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., August 29, 1864.

(Received at Tullahoma 8.45 p. m.)

Major-General MILROY:

A courier from Carthage to Gallatin reports Wheeler at Sparta, with a large force and six pieces of artillery. What is the force at Duck River, Elk River, and at the Tunnel? they should be increased. The force at Decherd should be sent to Elk and Duck Rivers. Send the two pieces of artillery formerly at Elk River back to that place.

By command of Major-General Rousseau:

B. H. POLK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., August 29, 1864.

Major General R. H. MILROY,

Tullahoma:

General Steedman will send 200 men to Stevenson, 200 to the Tunnel, and 300 to report to you at Tullahoma; strengthen the force at duck River and Elk River. General Steedman reports the enemy 2,000 strong near Pikeville, moving down the Sequatchie Valley. Keep your cavalry well in hand.

By command of Major-General Rousseau:

B. H. POLK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.