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practicable, and connecting with those of General Crittenden on your left, with heavy reserves in center at some suitable point, say near Warner's house.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, September 22, 1863.

General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

General Wagner has messenger just in from Harrison's position on Shallow Ford road. Reports enemy advancing in two lines (infantry and cavalry). It is about 4 miles from here.

R. S. THOMS,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, Tenn., September 22, 1863.

Major General THOMAS L. CRITTENDEN:

The general commanding directs you to send one regiment of infantry out on the Shallow Ford road to support Colonel Harrison's cavalry.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. P. DROUILLARD,

Captain, and Aide-de-Camp.

SEPTEMBER 22, 1863-10.30 a.m.

Captain MERRILL:

From hill west of town a column of dust is visible to the northeast about 8 miles distant, approaching quite rapidly, and very heavy north of river. Valley north of Lookout Point is full of dust near by the summit of it. Good view in arc of circle from that point to north and round to east, not toward south. What may be a column of smoke appears on side of Lookout about region of road, suggesting possibility of burning train.

[J. R.] PUTNAM.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, September 22, 1863.

Major General GORDON GRANGER:

The general commanding directs that your order General Whitaker's brigade at once across the river to occupy the heights opposite the point of Lookout Mountain.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. G. SWAIM,

Captain, and Assistant Adjutant-General.