HEADQUARTERS, Battle-field, September 19, 1863-3.30 p.m.
Inclosed dispatch * received. It is just reported to me that the enemy are pressing General Palmer across the road from Gordon's Mills to Rossville; but we have driven on our left. It has been very hard fighting. I would respectfully suggest that Van Cleve go to the assistance of Palmer.
GEO. H. THOMAS.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863.
Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:
The general commanding directs you to press the enemy with all vigor. Do not him time to form. Dispatch often, giving position and prospect.
R. S. THOMS,
Captain, and Aide-de-Camp.
HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,
Alley's, September 19, 1863-4 p.m.+
Take a position near the one occupied by General Negley last night. Keep your transportation well back, and keep a good watch to the front. Harrison will picket in front of the gaps. I await orders here and will join you this evening.
A. McD. McCOOK,
EN ROUTE, September 19,-4 [p.m.]
Commanding Third Division:
General McCook directs that instead of moving those two brigades up toward the center, you keep them there well in hand, and re-enforce Wood, on your left, as he needs them. Communicate with General Wood. Do not give up the position at Gordon's Mills. All goes well on the left. Send General Wood re-enforcements, brigade at a time, as he needs them.
G. P. THRUSTON,
Assistant Adjutant-General, and Chief of Staff.
GENERAL ROSECRANS' HEADQUARTERS, September 19,-4.50 p.m.
Colonel P. SIDNEY POST,
Commanding First Brigade, First Division:
General McCook directs that you move with all possible dispatch to the battle-field of to-day, 2 miles from Crawfish Spring toward Chattanooga,