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ake such demonstrations as to prevent his sending more reenforcements to Johnston? I do not write this in a spirit of faultfinding, but to assure you that the prolonged inactivity of so large an army in the field, is causing much complaint and dissatisfaction, not only in Washington, but throughout the country. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief. Major-General Rosecrans, Murfreesboro, Tenn. headquarters Department of the Cumberland, Murfreesboro, June 21. General: In your favor of the twelfth instant, you say you do not see how the maxim of not fighting two great battles at the same time applies to the case of this army and Grant's. Looking at the matter practically, we and our opposing forces are so widely separated, that for Bragg to materially aid Johnston he must abandon our front substantially, and then we can move to our ultimate work with more rapidity and less waste of material on natural obstacles. If Grant is defeated, both fo