War of the Rebellion: Serial 050 Page 0067 Chapter XLII. THE CHICKAMAUGA CAMPAIGN.

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siderable cavalry force of the enemy has got in behind us, and are threatening some of our trains. The general commanding directs you to hurry Mitchell's cavalry in upon our right, and send a detachment to look out for our rear.

J. A. G[ARFIELD].

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863-1.45 p.m.

Major-General McCOOK,

Commanding Twentieth Army Corps:

Your dispatch of 1.30 p.m. is received. The general commanding directs you to move Generals Negley and Sheridan this way. Send a brigade to relieve Crittenden and hold Gordon's Mills. Perhaps Sheridan may be spared to move up that way and be ready for emergencies. Send the forces that you are to spare to General Thomas at once.

J. A. G[ARFIELD].

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863-2.42 p.m.

Major-General McCOOK,

Commanding Twentieth Army Corps:

The tide of battle sweeps to the right. The general commanding thinks you can now move the two brigades of Sheridan's up to this place. Leave the one brigade posted at Gordon's Mills, to be used there or this way, as circumstances may require. If the right is secure, come forward and direct your forces now fighting.

J. A. G[ARFIELD].

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863-3.10 p.m.

Major-Genera THOMAS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

The tide of battle sweeps to the right, and the center is heavily engaged. Crittenden is doing finely on the right. Your dispatch of 3 p.m. is just received when the above was written. All goes well. Save every available man for reserves who is not needed for work now. If your left is not likely to be threatened soon throw some forces in rear of your center as reserves. Communicate with Granger. Push the enemy.

J. A. G[ARFIELD].

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863-3.45 p.m.

Major-General CRITTENDEN,

Commanding Twenty-first Army Corps:

General Davis is being heavily pressed, or was when the messenger left. Assist him if you can by a movement of some of your command.

J. A. G[ARFIELD].