War of the Rebellion: Serial 050 Page 0107 Chapter XLII. THE CHICKAMAUGA CAMPAIGN.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

Pond Spring, Ga., September 18, 1863-6.30 a.m.

Brig. General JAMES A. GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to state for the information of the general commanding that all is perfectly quiet on the right this morning. I am just starting to ride my lines and make the changes in the disposition of my forces prescribed in the latest orders. General Mitchell and I go to the right together.

Respectfully,

A. McD. McCOOK,

Major-General, Commanding.

ROSVILLE, September 18, 1863-8 a.m.

Captain MERRILL:

Nothing new. All quiet here.

J. L. JONES.

SIGNAL STATION, September 18, 1863-9 a.m.

Colonel FLYNT,

Chief of Staff:

A squad of the enemy can be seen in the field at the same point at which they were observed last evening.

Respectfully,

W. A. SEITER,

Captain, Acting Signal Officer.

By H. C. JONES,

Acting Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Crawfish Spring, September 18, 1863-9 a.m.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:

GENERAL: Clouds of dust and smoke indicate the enemy's cavalry is moving in heavy force from Worthen's to Knaper's [Napier's], and are sweeping around to our left. Have you any news from your front?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

September 18, 1863. (Received 10 a.m.)

Major-General THOMAS:

The general commanding directs that I inform you that cavalry is seen advancing toward our lines 10 degrees southeast from here. Considerable dust seen among the timber.

JESSE MERRILL,

Captain, and Acting Signal Officer.