War of the Rebellion: Serial 050 Page 0130 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863-2 p.m.

Major-General THOMAS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

The general commanding is anxious to know how you are progressing. It is necessary that we should hear from you frequently in order to put in the reserves properly. Is your ammunition up where you can replenish it?

Very respectfully,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, and Chief of Staff.

CHATTANOOGA, September 19, 1863.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD:

SIR: I have from 40 to 50 water barrels which I can send you at any time. I am making more.

G. D. WAGNER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CHATTANOOGA, September 19, 1863-2 p.m.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD:

I have cavalry out in the direction of Tyner's. Have heard nothing from there yet. There can be nothing wrong there, or should have heard. Will keep all my cavalry in that direction. Have advised you by courier more particularly. A citizen just in reported Burnside's cavalry was driven out of Cleveland last evening by Forrest, with loss of 25.

G. D. WAGNER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS, Chattanooga, September 19, 1863.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD:

GENERAL: A citizen just in from near Cleveland says Forrest's command yesterday morning drove Burnside's advance (140 men) out of Cleveland, capturing 30. The citizen says the rebels claim they will capture all of them. He says Forrest is there in force.

Your obedient servant,

G. D. WAGNER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, September 19, 1863-2 p.m.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Chattanooga, Tenn.:

I have no direct communication with General Burnside or General Hurlbut. On the 15th Hurlbut says he is moving forces toward Decatur. I hear nothing of Sherman's troops ordered from Vicksburg.