War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0381 Chapter LXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

June 30, 1863.

Major-General THOMAS,

Commading Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs me to inform you that Wilder has returned safe and sound after a very vigorous and successful expedition considering the state of the river. He directs me also to ask if General Reynold cannot furnish for his command say two barrels of whisky from the stores left here, as his command is much exhausted.

Very respectfully,

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Manchester, June 30, 1863-11.30 a. m.

Major-General THOMAS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you send a topographical officer with a squad of men to blaze road direct to these headquarters. Have your chief topographical officer number these roads, and run them as nearly parallel as it can be done for the different commands, blazing the routes in such a manner that they can readily be distinguished one from the other.

Very respectfully,

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

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MANCHESTER, TENN., June 30, 1863.

Colonel JONES:

General McCook directs that you proceed to Murfeesborough, by the general route indicated to you, with the train and troops under your command. He directs that you organize the convalescents in the train as complete as possible, so as to assist in protecting the train. He expects you to make the best fight you can if attacked, and leaves the detail to your own discertion. I will send the guide to folow you if he reports in time. He has not reported. Do not wait.

Very respectfully,

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Manchester, June 30, 1863.

Major General J. M. PALMER,

Commanding Second Division, Twenty-first Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you at once organize your command with the view of marching without transportation, and carrying all your picks, axes, and shovels, if necessary, on mules or horses, but if practicable on the men.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to General Wood, First Division.)

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