HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,
Pond Spring, September 19, 1863-3.30 a.m.
Brig. General JEFFERSON C. DAVIS,
Comdg. First Division, Twentieth Army Corps:
General Johnson has orders to move at early dawn this morning on the road from here to Crawfish Spring and close up on General Thomas, who is now 4 mile in advance. General McCook directs that you move your division upon the same road immediately in the rear of General Johnson, keeping well closed up to him. He directs that you have the officer in charge of your train report in person here to Colonel Boyd, who will take and the position it will occupy.. When on the road you will receive proper directions where to encamp. General McCook directs that if you have any information from your front you do not fail to communicate it.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,&c.,
A. C. McCLURG,
Captain, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
ROSSVILLE, September 19, 1863-7.30 a.m.
[Brig. General G. D. WAGNER:]
There is every indication of an early attack on our left flank. The enemy is massing his troops on his right. General Rosecrans is closing up this way. You should send your cavalry well out to the northeast, east, and southeast, and keep me advised of every movement. It is probable that the first shock will fall on your command and mine. Keep your troops well in hand. I have this moment returned from General Rosecrans' headquarters.
HDQRS, TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS, ON GORDON'S MILLS AND ROSSVILLE ROAD, ONE AND A HALF MILES NORTH OF MILLS,
September 19, 1863-7.40 a.m. (Received 8 a.m.)
Brig. General JAMES A. GARFIELD:
SIR: I have the honor to report that four or five cannon have just fired in the direction of Reed's Mill from this point. General Palmer in position on the left of my corps, and Grose's brigade just under orders to make a reconnaissance in direction of Reed's Bridge. Will report again as soon as I learn anything. I can hear General Thomas' artillery passing up on my rear, and it has been so passing since 2 a.m.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
T. L. CRITTENDEN,
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Crawfish Spring, Ga., September 19, 1863-8.10 a.m.
Commanding Twenty-first Army Corps:
Your dispatch of 7.40 this a.m. is received. Colonel Dan. McCook's brigade was at Reed's Bridge early this morning and captured a few