HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Crawfish Spring, September 19, 1863-8.45 a.m.
Comdg. Third Division, Twentieth Army Corps:
Explanatory of orders to General McCook, the general commanding directs you to put your command in position to support General Negley in watching and holding the fords of the Chickamauga Creek. Consult with General Negley and select the best position that the ground offers. Allow the enemy to cross in small force and attempt to cut him off. Resist the crossing of any large force. Report when you have taken your position how your forces are situated.
J. A. GARFIELD.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Crawfish Spring, September 19, 1863-10.15 a.m.
Commanding Twentieth Army Corps:
The enemy are still attempting to turn our left and secure the Kingsville [?] and Ringgold road. The demonstrations on the right are a feint. The general commanding directs you to send one division of your corps to Widow Eliza Glenn's, and send forward to report its march to General Thomas, with orders to close up to General Thomas if he shall so direct. The division will receive orders from General Thomas. General McCook will take command of the right and cavalry, and hold yourself in readiness to support either flank.
J. A. G[ARFIELD].
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863-11.10 a.m.
Twenty-first Army Corps:
The general commanding directs you to order Minty to go to Chattanooga with all practicable speed. Let him come by Widow Glenn's and report for orders.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863-11.45 a.m.
Commanding Division, Twentieth Army Corps:
The general commanding received [sees] your movement and suggests that it will be well for you to move en echelon, keeping your right refused and closing your left well up on Reynolds.
J. A. G[ARFIELD].