is supplied with between five and six days' forage. The First Division (General Davis) is rationed until the 29th. Second Division (General Johnson) is rationed until about the 25th August. The Third Division (General Sheridan) is rationed to September 1. Accurate reports have not been received to be correct.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. McD. McCOOK,
STEVENSON, August 14, 1863-11.20 a.m.
Brigadier -General GARFIELD,
Chief of Staff:
I would not be much surprised if a large portion of Bragg's army was going to Atlanta. Up to the 5th of August three brigades had reached there,and engineers were actively engaged in surveying. They sent a man through the lines last night to tell me that there were 40,000 men at Knoxville. I have bagged him. They dread an attack via Rome,and have but little idea of an advance on Chattanooga. A cavalry demonstration at afterward will probably find but few rebels there. I may have more positive information this evening.
P. H. SHERIDAN,
TULLAHOMA, August 14. 1863-1 p. m.
Brigadier - General GARFIELD,
Chief of Staff:
I have just returned Shall be at Manchester this afternoon.
T. L. CRITTENDEN,
Major-General, Commanding Twenty-first Army Corps.
WINCHESTER, August 14, 1863.
General received your dispatch;sends hearty greeting.
R. S. THOMS,
MANCHESTER, August 14, 1863-12 m.
Lieutenant Colonel C. GODDARD:
We are ready to move with eighteen days' rations and ten days' short forage. The sick of the Second Division have been sent to Nashville. Those of the First Division, 90 in number, are here awaiting transportation. Those of the Third Division are at McMinnville, as ordered. Does this order contemplate their removal also?
JOHN M. PALMER,
Major-General, Commanding Twenty-first Corps.