War of the Rebellion: Serial 050 Page 0074 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- 3 p.m.

Major-General McCOOK:

The general commanding directs me to say that he thinks you had better send one brigade from Sheridan to support Davis, who is hardly pressed.*

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANK S. BOND,

Major, and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, October 23, 1863.

Brigadier-General THOMAS:

I have the honor to transmit herewith some copies of orders issued previous to and during the battles of Chickamauga, which it was the intention of General Rosecrans to forward with his official report, but they were mislaid by him, and not discovered until subsequent to his departure.

I have to request that they be placed on file with those previously forwarded.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. GODDARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel,and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Crawfish Spring, September 18, 1863.

Major General GORDON GRANGER,

Commanding Reserve Corps:

GENERAL: It is probable that the enemy intends to give us battle on the line of the Chickamauga. To provide against possible contingencies the general commanding directs that in case the enemy should get possession of Stevens' Gap and Lookout Valley, your force lately at Jasper, now at Wauhatchie Junction, shall take possession of the route to Bridgeport and dispute the enemy's advance stubbornly, and if compelled to cross the river take up the bridge and resist the passage to the utmost. The river should be thoroughly patrolled and the force at Bridgeport held well in hand.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Crawfish Spring, September 18, 1863-4.10 p.m.

Brigadier-General MITCHELL,

Comdg. Cavalry, Department of the Cumberland:

GENERAL: The enemy seems to be attempting to turn our left flank. Should this supposition prove correct, it will necessitate the removal of Generals Thomas' and McCook's corps to our left and

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*See Bond to McCook,3.40 p.m., p.77.

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