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[Indorsement.]

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

OFFICE PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL.

September 1, 1864.

Respectfully transmitted for the information of the general commanding.

ED. C. DENIG,

Assistant Adjutant-General, in charge of Army Scouts.

NASHVILLE, September 1, 1864.

(Received at Tullahoma 12.20 p.m.)

Major-General MILROY:

Wheeler is on the Murfreesborough pike, ten miles out. General Rousseau is fighting him with cavalry and infantry between here and Murfreesborough and if you have a force you can spare, he wishes [thinks] you had better send it up this way. General Rousseau is in command of the forces that are out.

B. H. POLK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

NASHVILLE, September 1, 1864.

(Received at Tullahoma 4.20 p.m.)

Major-General MILROY:

At 1 p.m. General Rousseau was driving the enemy slowly near La Grange. You had better perhaps move your main force of cavalry up the road.

B. H. POLK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

NASHVILLE, September 1, 1864.

(Received at Tullahoma 5.30 p.m.)

Major-General MILROY:

Have just had dispatch from General Rousseau: he is slowly driving the enemy. He directs that you send the brigade of cavalry with you to meet him at Murfreesborough.

B. H. POLK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

NASHVILLE, TENN., September 1, 1864.

Brigadier-General GRANGER, Decatur:

Nothing from General Rousseau later than 8 a.m. at which time he was fighting Wheeler's force, ten miles out on the Murfreesborough pike, and slowly driving him. The road is good south of Bell Buckle, Captain Baird, aide on General Milroy's staff, having just passed over it.

B. H. POLK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHATTANOOGA, September 1, 1864.

Major-General ROUSSEAU:

I will operate against Wheeler from this way with cavalry and infantry.

J. B. STEEDMAN,

Major-General.