STEVENSON, August 18, 1863 -7.15 a.m.
The pontoons formerly at Manchester are now at Elk River Bridge, 30 pontoons at Elk River Bridge, 10 at Murfreesborough, 64 at Nashville. Wagons for 30 pontoons are with Pioneer Brigade. The other wagons at Nashville, being supplied with mules, &c. Railroad men telegraph me that they have 7 flats, which they want to load with supplies if they are not needed at once for pontoons. What shall I tell them? When do you want the pontoons shipped?
Lieutenant of Engineers.
STEVENSON, August 18, 1863.
Colonel W. P. INNES,
Have you a plan of the bridge at Bridgeport? If you can ascertain the length of the spans let me know.
Journal of operation of the Fourteenth Army Corps.
AUGUST 18, 1863.
Headquarters Fourteenth Army Corps left camp at Decherd at 9 a.m. camped at tunnel, near the head of Crow Creek Valley; First Brigade, First Division, at Anderson Station; Second and Third Brigades on Crow Creek, three-quarters of a mile below the mouth of Little Crow Creek. Second Division camped at Anderson Station; Third Division at University Place; Fourth Division at head of Sweeden's Cove.
HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Camp Dawson, August 18, 1863.
Lieutenant Colonel GEORGE E. FLYNT,
Asst. Adjt. General and Chief of Staff, Fourteenth A. C.:
COLONEL: I have the honor to report that the roads between this point and Stevenson have been repaired, as per order from corps headquarters, and that one regiment of this command, the First Wisconsin, is now at work preparing general hospital at Stevenson. Also that about 35 of the convalescents, left at Cowan when the division moved from that place, have reported here for duty and rejoined their commands.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOHN C. STARKWEATHER,