for their protection, and to insure the prompt forwarding of supplies.
By command of Major-General Rosecrans:
Lieutenant-Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General.
(Copies sent to Major-General Thomas, Major-General McCook, Major-General Crittenden, Major-General Stanley, Major General G. Granger, and Brigadier-General Garfield.
WINCHESTER, TENN., August 15, 1863.
The general commanding wishes to know how General Reynolds is getting along with the Doran road.
R. S. THOMS,
DECHERD, August 15, 1863-6 p.m.
General Reynolds has finished the road up the mountain and is ready to complete work at any time.
GEO. H. THOMAS,
Major-General, U. S. Army.
HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,
Winchester, August 15, 1863.
General Sheridan states that he has ten companies from the brigade at Stevenson guarding bridges, making the duty required of the rest of the troops stationed there very heavy. I have the honor to request that the four companies of the Third Division guarding the Crow Creek bridges may be relieved by troops from the First Division of the Fourteenth Army Corps, now stationed near there. General Sheridan reports that the enemy burned the remainder of the Bridgeport bridge last night.
I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. McD. McCOOK,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Winchester, Tenn., August 15, 1863.
The general commanding wishes to know if General Steedman has relieved your command yet.
R. S. THOMS,