War of the Rebellion: Serial 050 Page 0066 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Crawfish Spring, September 18, 1863-3.45 p.m.

Major-General GRANGER:*

The general commanding directs that you send another brigade out toward Minty in direction of Reed's Bridge, to assist him in falling back if necessary.

Very respectfully,your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Crawfish Spring, September 19, 1863-10 a.m.

Major-General McCOOK:

From present indications the general commanding thinks you had better make your dispositions to relieve General Negley and hold the right. He sends you this that you need not get too far from water.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Widow Glenn's House, September 19, 1863-11.30 a.m.

Major-General THOMAS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

General Johnson's division is here moving to your support. Send back an officer to conduct it to the position you desire.

J. A. G[ARFIELD].

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863-noon.

Major-General THOMAS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

The general commanding desires you to inform him of the general direction of you line of battle. He suggests that it should be en echelon in the general direction of northwest and southeast, with your left hugging the mountain and keeping your right refused. This is based on the supposition that Bragg has formed a line facing westward, and is attempting to turn your left by the Ringgold road.

Of course circumstances should modify your position.

J. A. G[ARFIELD].

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863-1 p.m.

Major-General McCOOK,

Commanding Twentieth Army Corps:

General Thomas is heavily engaged, and Palmer and Johnson have been ordered up to support him. All goes well thus far. A con

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*For reply see Russell to Garfield, September 18, and Granger to Garfield, 4.30 p.m., September 18, p.116.

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