War of the Rebellion: Serial 050 Page 0069 Chapter XLII. THE CHICKAMAUGA CAMPAIGN.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Widow Glenn's House, September 19, 1863-10.20 p.m.

[General GORDON GRANGER]:

GENERAL;The general commanding directs me to inform you that General McCook has been ordered to hold this gap to-morrow, crossing the Dry Valley road, his right resting near this place, his left connecting with General Thomas' right. The general places your corps in reserve to-morrow, and directs you to post it on the eastern slope of Missionary Ridge to support McCook or Thomas. Leave the grand guards from your command out, with instructions to hold their ground until driven in, and then to return slowly, contesting the ground stubbornly.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

(Same to Major-General Crittenden, 10.20 p.m.)

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863-11.45 p.m.

Major-General THOMAS:

The line of battle for to-morrow is your present line, and a line which General McCook will form from your right to this place. General Crittenden will be held in reserve on the eastern slope of Missionary Ridge, in rear of your right. Your will defend your position with the utmost stubbornness. In case our army should be overwhelmed it will retire on Rossville and Chattanooga. Send your trains back to the latter place.

Respectfully,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

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

Brigadier-General MITCHELL, Comdg. Cavalry:

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

J. A. GARFIELD.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, McDonald's House, September 20, 1863-6.30 a.m.

Major-General NEGLEY,

Comdg. Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps:

The general commanding directs you to report with your command to General Thomas at once. You are to be posted on his extreme left. Send a staff officer to show General McCook your present position, who is directed to occupy it. Move with dispatch, gathering up all your straggles.

Very respectfully,your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.