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trains, and he desires you to extend your right so as to connect with our infantry's left and protect our trains. Watch the country well on what will be your front and report any movement you may observe.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

In the Field, Ga., September 3, 1864.

Colonel ISRAEL GARRARD,

Commanding Cavalry Division, Army of the Ohio:

COLONEL: The commanding general directs that you arrest all stragglers and foragers your men may find, except such as are foraging under written orders from the commanding officer of their division, as directed in paragraph III, Special Field Orders, Numbers 88, current series, from these headquarters.* All men you may arrest will be sent to the provost-marshal at these headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Columbia, Tenn., September 3, 1864.

Major-General ROUSSEAU;

Commanding U. S. Forces:

GENERAL: Hearing nothing of either Colonels Spalding or Grummond, and my command being entirely worn down, I have gone into camp on the road leading south from this place. I have directed that Colonels Spalding and Grummond and the battery encamp north of the river. I have sent reconnoitering parties on the Mount Pleasant and Pulaski was intact up to this afternoon. There is no telegraphic communication. The railroad is not damaged but for a mile or two this side of Spring Hill, and I think you had better have the train from here bring down the infantry, and they may be able to ride thus even to Pulaski. Any way, it will save ten or fifteen miles and place them where they can support me to-morrow. I shall try and determine to-night whither they have gone, whether down the railroad toward Pulaski or toward Florence or directly west toward the Tennessee River.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. T. CROXTON,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

IN THE FIELD, Franklin, September 3, 1864.

Major B. H. POLK:

Say to General Granger that General Steedman has been requested to come around by Huntsville with 3,400 infantry and help us. Direct General Granger to send up his cavalry along the line of the railroad to resist the destruction of the road by Wheeler, who is now going down

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*See p. 620.

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