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Position of affairs in Tennessee.

As long as the weather continues as wet as it has been, our army in Tennessee can remain large enemy can approach our lines, owing to our being entirely surrounded by Indeed, the enemy will not advance under a month, for notwithstanding the roads in that vicinity dry up with the March winds, the roads in and around are completely cut up by the constant travel of foreign trails, and will not be for the movement of an army until we can have at least two or three of good dry washer

Siegel is upon the Columbia road, endeavoring to operate upon our left flank with a flank movement, but we have Major-General Van Dorn, who know in command of an army corps of cavalry, in that vicinity, who is keeping a complete check upon the farmer's movements preventing him upon the one tide from flanking us, and upon the other from uniting his forces with Rosecrans at Murfreesboro'.

Thus, with a complete check upon these fourteen thousand reinforcements of Siegel, we leave Rosecrans with but his other twelve thousand reinforcements to protect his rear of thirty miles between Murfreesboro' and Nashville direct. All of which reinforcements cannot be of any assistance to him in reinforcing the battle field, as he will be compelled to keep them to their present position to prevent our cavalry from getting in their rear and cutting off their entire communication with Nashville and the North.

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