War of the Rebellion: Serial 050 Page 0964 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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municate with Summerville [Summertown], and let anything be reported which occurs. Re-enforcements have gone to General Thomas, and he is again engaged.

Very respectfully,&c.,

WILLIAM McMICHAEL,

Major, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863-1.45 p.m.

Major-General McCOOK,

Commanding Twentieth Army Corps:

Your dispatch of 1.30 is received. The general commanding directs you to move Generals Negley and Sheridan this way. Send a brigade to relieve Crittenden, and hold Gordon's Mills. Perhaps Sheridan may be spared to move up that way and be ready for emergencies. Send the forces that you are to spare to General Thomas at once.

Very respectfully,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863-2.40 p.m.

Major-General McCOOK,

Commanding Twentieth Army Corps:

The tide of battle sweeps to the right. The general commanding thinks you can now move the two brigades of Sheridan to this place. Leave the one brigade posted at Gordon's Mills, to be used there or this way, as circumstances may require. If the right is secure, some forward and directed your forces now fighting.

Very respectfully,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863-1.45 a.m. [11.45 p.m.*]

Major-General McCOOK,

Commanding Twentieth Army Corps:

The general commanding directs you, as soon as practicable after the receipt of this order, to post your command so as to form the right of the new battle front, and hold this place.

Leave your outposts and grand guards where they now are, till they are driven in by the enemy, when they will fall back on the main body of your command, contesting the ground inch by inch.

Very respectfully,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

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*See Thruston's evidence,p.954.

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