War of the Rebellion: Serial 050 Page 0068 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863- 4 p.m.

Brigadier-General MITCHELL,

Commanding Cavalry:

The general commanding directs you to bring up every available cavalryman, except one battalion, to be left at Steven's Gap. Do this without a moment's delay. We need all your help to guard our right and rear.

J. A. G[ARFIELD],

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863-4.25 p.m.

Major-General THOMAS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

General Negley has arrived and is just going in to the left of this place. There seems to be a gap in our line. Van Cleve has been driven in, but is now rallying. We have not heard from you for some time. Is the left clear of rebels? Do you know anything of the gap in the line referred to above?

J. A. G[ARFIELD].

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Via Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863-5 p.m.

Major-General THOMAS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

The general commanding is very anxious to hear from you. There is a break in the line between you and this place, and we do not yet know how it occurred. Where is Palmer, and how is he posted? Let us know from your at once.

J. A. G[ARFIELD].

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, September 19, 1863-6.30 p.m.

Brigadier-General MITCHELL,

Commanding Cavalry:

The general commanding directs you to protect the hospital at Crawfish Spring, and give the surgeons any assistance they may need.

J. A. G[ARFIELD].

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, September 19, 1863-7.30 p.m.

Colonel MINTY,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

Two orders have been sent you to-day to report to General Granger at Rossville. Why have you not done so? Since you are now at General Thomas', as stated in your dispatch of 7 p.m., you may take orders from General Thomas for the present.

J. A. G[ARFIELD].