much needed after the forty-eight hours heavy duty they had undergone.
I also ordered the company of pioneers attached to the Thirty-fourth brigade to be immediately set to work in clearing the obstructions from a dirt road that crossed the river but a few hundred yards below the bridge.
In the mean time the whole column closed up, the Twelfth and Sixteenth Kentucky having marched twenty-two miles in seven consecutive hours.
I had not yet abandoned the hope of overtaking the enemy at Cumberland River.
I also learned that Colonel Wolford was certainly at Greensburgh in command of four regiments of cavalry.
I immediately despatched to him, notifying him of our pursuit, and suggesting that he should press on to Columbia — in the event that he should find Morgan in camp at the latter place to quietly await our arrival, which would be some time during the night.
By ten o'clock P. M., of the first instant, the obstructions in the road were removed.
I then directed that the whole caval