of our movements to the east, will go down by railroad and direct the movements of re-enforcements for Rosecrans. I have directed every available man in Kentucky to be sent down.
A. E. BURNSIDE,
ROSSVILLE, September 19, 1863-3 p.m.
Brig. General JAMES A. GARFIELD,
Chief of Staff:
Your dispatch received. From station on Missionary Ridge the officer sends the following:
Heavy firing has developed on the line of the Chickamauga near the bridge of northern road leading to Ringgold. Troops are apparently moving to that point.
The general commanding directs me to say he will keep you informed as far as it is possible to discover their intention.
J. G. TAYLOR,
Captain, and Aide-de-Camp.
ROSSVILLE, September 19, 1863-3.10 p.m.
General JAMES A. GARFIELD:
Whitaker has just reported that the enemy is attacking him in force and asks for re-enforcements. He is on the Red House road about 2 1/2 miles from here. There can be no doubt about there being a large force in and about Ringgold, although it has kept very quiet until this movement against Whitaker.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863.
Major General THOMAS L. CRITTENDEN:
Dispatch from General Thomas of 3 p.m., just received, says:
We are driving the rebels in the center handsomely, so General Johnson's aide reports to me. Says First Division was considerably cut up, but we have taken many prisoners.
I am in hoped we will drive them across the Chickamauga to-night.
By order of Major-General Rosecrans:
FRANK S. BOND,
Major, and Aide-de-Camp.
HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS, September 19,-3.15 p.m.
General McCook directs that you move two brigades up the road in the direction of Mrs. Glenn's, and leave one brigade to hold the position at Gordon's Mills. He wishes this order carried out immediately.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
G. P. THRUSTON,
Assistant Adjutant-General, and Chief of Staff.