War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0266 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., & N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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from the troops at Courtland. The party sent out yesterday to repair telegraph line have opened communication with Decatur. They report one bridge burned at Trinity./ The train will go forward early in the morning. I think Iuka and Eastport most in need of additional forces.

JAS. D. MORGAN.

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TUSCUMBIA, July 30, 1862.

General ROSECRANS:

I forward dispatch just received from Lieutenant - Colonel Bradley, commanding at Decatur:

The cavalry have scouted the country thouroughly for ten miles out and find nothing alarming. Refugees from the mountians report that nothing has been seen but scattered bands of guerrillas. Colonel Starkweather, of the First Wisconsin, is here. General Buell has sent him with his regiment and a battery to Mooresville, five miles fromehre, on the other side of the riever, with orders to protect our crossing if attacked in force. Colonel Starkweather has telegraphed for pemission to cross to this side.

L. P. BRADLEY.

This is all the news of any importance I have received to- day. There is great need of a telegraph station at Courtland.

J. D. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding First Division.

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HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, ARMY OF THE MISSISISPI,

Tuscumbia, Ala., July 30, 1862.

Brigadier- General ELLIOTT,

Chief of Staff:

Dispatch just received. no bearer of dispatches from General Buell yesterday. I have just forwarded a telegram from the general to- day. An officer of Colonel Mizner's staff went forward to- day with maps and such information as you need. I have no news of importance this mornign. Pickets report all quiet in front.

JAMES D. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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TUSCUMBIA, July 30, 1862.

CHIEF OF STAFF OF GENERAL BUELL:

General Thomas left Florence early yesterday morning.

J. D. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding First Division.

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HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, ARMY OF THE MISSISIPPI,

Tuscumbia, Ala., July 31, 1862.

Brigadier-General ELLIOTT,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Mississippi:

Captain Carpenter expresses some uneasiness about the small force at Eastport; but one company there. I think myself that at least five companies should be stationed at that point. Dispatch just received