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to concentrate the Thirty-ninth Indiana Mounted Infantry here. I can feed it better at this point than any other. I hope to have 300 bushels of corn ground by night, and with the vegetables of the country the Twentieth Corps is all right. I am too far off to look after Johnson's division, and if you could send it up it would be well. My official report will be forward as soon as possible. My report will be ready as soon as I hear from my division commanders.

I am, respectfully,

A. McD. McCOOK,

Major-General, Commanding.

P. S.- I learn Thomas' corps- Brannan, Negley, and Rousseau- are over near the base of the mountain, stuck in the mud.

A. McD. McCOOK,

Major-General.

My topographical engineer has just returned from a survey at the railroad and telegraph. He reports the railroad and telegraph complete from Cowan to the burnt railroad bridge. Will your order your office to Decherd at once? It will save me six miles of running horse flesh.

A. McD. McCOOK,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Tullahoma, July 6, 1863.

Major General G. GRANGER,

Murfreesborough:

You can order up one regiment-the Seventy-first Ohio-from Fort Donelson to Gallatin.

By order of General Rosecrans:

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Tullahoma, July 6, 1863.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Cincinnati:

What is the extent of the rail on the railroad, and will you be able to attend to it?*

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

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WINCHESTER, TENN., July 7, 1863.

Colonel HOBLITZELL,

Commanding Fifth Kentucky Cavalry:

I have reliable information that on the top of the mountain, about six miles from here, there is a large party of guerillas, citizens, negroes, horses, cattle, and bacon hidden there. I wish you to march with your regiment here, not arriving later than I a. m. to-night. My

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* For reply, see Burnside to Rosecrans, VOL. XXIII, Part II, p. 521.

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