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Page 5 Chapter LVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

the precaution of strengthening the pickets by two regiments on this pike. About half a mile in front of my pickets in a squad of six soldiers guarding some provisions; they might be hauled in to-night without risk.

D. S. STANLEY,

Major-General.


HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Nashville, Tenn., December 1, 1864.

Brigadier General J. McARTHUR,

Commanding First Division, Sixteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that you will have your effective force in readiness to move at ten minutes' notice.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. HOUGH,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.


HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI.

Near Franklin, Tenn., December [1], 1864-2 a. m.

Major J. A. CAMPBELL,
Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: Stewart's brigade is just in from Nolensville, and Hammond writes from Triune (now at Wilson's Mill, on Brentwood road) no enemy in that quarter. Very clear that the rebel cavalry has not passed in this quarter; you had better for it west. No enemy of any kind on this flank of the Harpeth.

Very respectfully,

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,
Brentwood, December 1, 1864.

Major-General WILSON,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to inform you that he will not make a stand here, but will push on to Nashville at once, and desires you to conform to the movement. If the enemy press heavily he wishes you to act stubbornly on the defensive.

Respectfully,

WM. M. WHERRY,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.


HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,
Brentwood, December 1, 1864-9 a. m.

Major J. A. CAMBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The general commanding directs me to inform you that there is no appearance of the enemy in our rear.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN N. ANDREWS,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


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