War of the Rebellion: Serial 050 Page 0108 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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HIGH POINT, September 18, 1863-9.50 a.m.

Captain MERRILL:

The cavalry spoken of as advancing has turned back. I counted seven wagons or ambulances.

MEEKER.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Alley's Spring, September 18, 1863.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

Your dispatch of 9 a.m. just received, also dispatch from Captain Merrill. General Thomas is looking after the troops and regulating their positions. All quiet in front of our line. Two reports from the signal station on the mountain have been received. Can see no movements worthy of note.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

[GEO. E. FLYNT,]

Assistant Adjutant-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Crawfish Spring, September 18, 1863-10.15 a.m.

Major-General THOMAS:

The general commanding desires you to report immediately the position of your pickets, and also to hold your command in readiness for any movement. There seems to be great activity on the part of the enemy in our front.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Crawfish Spring, September 18, 1863-10.45 a.m.

Major-General McCOOK:

The general commanding directs you to move your command down the Chickamauga and close it up compactly on General Thomas' right. The Fourteenth Army Corps is being drawn this way, and you will close in upon it in its new position. General Mitchell has been ordered to hold Stevens' Gap and watch the enemy's movements in the direction of the gaps of Pigeon Mountain. Hold your command in readiness for any movement. The enemy appear to be making a demonstration on Crittenden's left. Reconnoiter well your front.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, and Chief of Staff.