War of the Rebellion: Serial 050 Page 0134 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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on Chickamauga Creek. Send all your trains, except your ammunition, to Chattanooga by the Lookout Mountain route. Send word to all the cavalry in your vicinity to move up here immediately; their services are needed here. March to-night. Get a good guide to bring you straight here via Pond Spring, Alley's, and Crawfish Spring, and report to me at General Rosecrans' headquarters. All seems to have progressed favorably to-day.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General, and Chief of Staff.

P. S.-The enemy have fallen back.

ROSSVILLE, September 19, 1863-4.50 p.m.

General JAMES A. GARFIELD:

The enemy are engaging General Whitaker's brigade about 2 1/2 miles from here. The enemy are now receiving re-enforcements. I am just sending re-enforcements to General Whitaker.

G. GRANGER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

In the Field, September 19, 1863-5.35 p.m.

Major General JAMES S. NEGLEY:

The general commanding wishes to know the result of your advance; how far you have gone and where you will be found, and what you know of General Palmer. He thinks if you are not supported, you had better halt and take a good position for the night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, September 19, 1863-6 p.m.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Commanding Department of the Cumberland:

GENERAL: We are driving the enemy handsomely.

I have the honor to remain, yours, very truly,

JAS. S. NEGLEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near McDonald's House, September 19, 1863-7.10 p.m.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Widow Glenn's:

Your dispatch of 5 p.m. is just received. We drove the enemy in front of us steadily to-day, but, our lines being very much attenuated, I have drawn them in to-night, and they now reach from the road leading through Mission Ridge from Crawfish Spring to Rossville,