HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,
Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:
GENERAL: Your note of 9 a.m. received. Colonel Grose is out on a reconnaissance on our flank. As soon as he returned will advance as you propose.
J. M. PALMER.
WIDOW GLENN'S, September 19, 1863.
Have you any news? Do you know whether the enemy is making any demonstrations in the direction of Turner's? Heavy engagement progressing between Rossville and Gordon's Mills. All goes well thus far.
J. A. GARFIELD,
Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.
CHATTANOOGA, September 19, 1863-10.15 a.m.
We have but little. Part of Forrest's cavalry are about Tyner's Station. I have party watching them. Indications are they intend to cross river. I have force at the fords. Signal lights seen in three different places on Mission Ridge last night. Messengers to Burnside with your dispatch could not proceed on this side of river. Came back and started at midnight on opposite side of river. Think they will get through. Boat is running. Bridge done to-day.
G. D. WAGNER,
WIDOW GLENN'S HOUSE, September 19, 1863-a.m.
Commanding Twentieth Army Corps:
GENERAL: The general commanding desires to know how affairs progress on your front. General Thomas has been engaged, and reports everything favorable. Preserve your signal station, communicate with Summerville [Summertown], and let anything be reported which occurs. Re-enforcements have gone to General Thomas, and he is again engaged.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Major, and Assistant Adjutant-General.
McAFEE'S SPRING, September , 1863-10.30 a.m.*
I am moving two brigades, under Steedman, to assist General Thomas' left, although it does not seem to be engaged. Very heavy
*In its proper sequence should appear on p. 139.