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Page 3 PART II. - VOL. XX.

CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING SPECIALLY TO OPERATIONS IN KENTUCKY, MIDDLE AND EAST TENNESSEE, NORTH ALABAMA, AND SOUTH. WEST VIRGINIA FROM NOVEMBER 1, 1862, TO JANUARY 20, 1863.

UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

LOUISVILLE, KY.,

November 1, 1862 - 8 a.m.

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Go to Bowling Green this morning. Troops there and at Glasgow. Report from Macon County, Kentucky, comes that Bragg is making forced marches to Nashville; needs confirmation. Will keep you advised. Movement by Somerset impracticable, for want of adequate transportation for so great a distance.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

BOWLING GREEN, KY.,

November 1, 1862 - 5.40 p.m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Arrived here, 113 miles from Louisville, this evening. Corp near this and Glasgow. News from the front of Nashville says that 10,000 of Breckinridge's men are at Murfreesborough. None of Bragg's command ordered down. Joe Johnston to command. Bragg gone east.

Some to remain at the gap, to watch his trains moving from Chattanooga to Murfreesborough. Railroad open to within 40 miles of Nashville. Shall move, as fast as supplies can be obtained, toward Gallatin and Nashville.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Report from Nashville. Bragg leaves a force to watch the gap. Sends Breckinridge to Murfreesborough. Some troops there already; more expected to-morrow. Morgan gone to Huntsville with 3,000 cavalry.

ARTHUR C. DUCAT,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Acting Chief of Staff.

(Same to H. G. Wright.)


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