lonel M. T. Patrick; Second Kentucky cavalry, Lieutenant-Colonel Watts.
Second Brigade.--Ninth Ohio cavalry, Captain----; Fourth Tennessee cavalry, Major Stevens; and two guns of Battery E, First Michigan artillery, Lieutenant Wightman.
General Rousseau reached Decatur on the ninth of July, and in the evening of the same day, the last detachments of the different regiments which were to compose the command also arrived, and preparations were made for starting the next day.
Sunday, the tenth, was a busy day in camp; anything but a Sabbath — like stillness prevailed.
In the morning horses were issued to regiments yet in need of them — tents, extra clothing, and other articles not necessary for the trip were packed up to be left behind, and the bustle of preparation was visible in every quarter.
No vehicles were to be taken except five ambulances for the transportation of the sick and wounded.
The whole command was put in light marching order, so as to move with celerity, the n