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to Murfeesborough pike to-night. I will do so in case orders to the cotrary do not reach me before 3 p. m.

Very respectfully,

A. McD. McCOOK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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MILLERSBURG, TENN., June 26, 1863-3.45 a. m.

General SHERIDAN:

General McCook directs me to say that it is most essential that your baggage train should start at the earliest dawn for the Manchester pike. He directs that you send one regiment along as guard and to help the train along, so that there may be no delay or stalling of the teams on the way, and so that the way can be cleared for troops.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

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MILLERSBURG, TENN., June 26, 1863-5.20 a. m.

Brigadier-General JOHNSON:

General McCook directs that you have your command in readiness to withdraw from the gap at as early an hour as practicable. The time of withdrawal will be designated as soon as General Davis is heard from.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

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MILLERSBURG, TENN., June 26, 1863-8 a. m.

Brigadier-General DAVIS:

General McCook directs that you send the earliest information possible of the execution of the order sent you early this morning. He does now wish to send the supporting division across to the Manchester pike and out of reach before he hears definitely that the demonstration made by you is altogether, but he is anxious to move these divisions as soon as it is safe.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Hollow Springs, Tenn., June 26, 1863-7.27 a. m.

Brigadier General J. A. GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff, Department of the Cumberland:

SIR: Your order* to march by the most direct route at an early hour this morning on Manchester was received half an hour ago. General.

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* See VOL. XXIII, Part II, p. 455.

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