which had been sent to cut off his retreat, met with serious difficulties in way of rough roads, so that he did not reach the point on the enemy's line of retreat in time to make the necessary preparations to check him until our pursuing forces came up.
Colonel Hoskins' brigade of infantry was left at Jonesborough in support of the cavalry in the advance and General Willcox at Greeneville. The Ninth Corps returned to Knoxville.
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I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. E. BURNSIDE,
ADJUTANT-GENERAL U. S. ARMY,
Washington, D. C.
Organization of the Department of the Ohio, Major General Ambrose E. Burnside, U. S. Army, commanding, August 31, 1863.
NINTH ARMY CORPS.
Brigadier General ROBERT B. POTTER.#
2nd U. S. Artillery, Battery E, Lieutenant Samuel N. Benjamin.
Brigadier General EDWARD FERRERO.
Colonel DAVID MORRISON.
36th Massachusetts, Major Arthur A. Goodell.
8th Michigan, Colonel Frank Graves.
79th New York, Lieutenant Colonel John More.
45th Pennsylvania, Colonel Francis M. Hills.
Colonel EBENEZER W. PEIRCE.
29th Massachusetts, Major Charles Chipman.
27th Michigan, Colonel Dorus M. Fox.
46 New York, Captain Alphons Serviere.
50th Pennsylvania, Major Edward Overton, jr.
Major CORNELIUS BYINGTON.
2nd Michigan, Captain John V. Ruehle.
17th Michigan, Captain Lorin L. Comstock.
20th Michigan, Major Byron M. Cutcheon.
100th Pennsylvania, Major James H. Cline.
#Commanding since August 25, vice Parke, "absent sick".
##This division embarked at Haynes' Bluff, Miss., August 3; arrived at Cincinnati Ohio, August 12, and encamped near Covington, Ky. On August 18 it moved to Nicholasville, and on the 26th to Crab Orchard.