CINCINNATI, OHIO, July 4, 1863.
General STURGIS, Camp Nelson, Ky.:
You are hereby relieved from duty with the Twenty-third Army Corps, in accordance with your own request. You will proceed at once to Lexington, where you will await orders as president of court-martial, for the trial of Captain Latshaw and others.
A. E. BURNSIDE,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Tullahoma, July 5, 1863.
Major General GORDON GRANGER,
1st. Bragg has gone over the mountains. Sheridan occupied Cowan day before yesterday. Took Fourth of July dinner with McCook at Winchester. Stanley is pressing enemy with cavalry.
2nd. Has General Van Cleve gone?
3rd. Send forward immediately an order to Van Cleve to see that he has one ax and spade with every wagon, and sufficient working party to repair the road before him. Tell him to be careful and keep up his supplies. Every effort must be made to secure supplies here.
4th. Whereabouts, according to your last information, are the detachments of Van Cleve, and what waters are there to prevent their getting to McMinnville?
W. S. ROSECRANS.
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY BRIGADE,
University, July 5, 1863 - 9.30 a. m.
Major-General SHERIDAN, Cowan, Tenn.:
I have reached University. Find no rebels here. They all went on Bridgeport road immediately after the fight yesterday. They said to citizens their destination was Chattanooga. Will scout down Bridgeport road a few miles.
LOUIS D. WATKINS,
Colonel, Commanding Cavalry Brigade.
HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,
Winchester, July 5, 1863 - 2 p. m.
Major General P. H. SHERIDAN,
Commanding Third Division, Twentieth Army Corps:
GENERAL: General McCook directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of 12 m. to-day, and to express to your his complete satisfaction at the very efficient manner in which your late operations have been conducted. He recognizes the importance of your retaining the assistance of the cavalry now under your command while in your present position, and will endeavor to have your wishes carried out.
I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. C. MCCLURG,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.