BOLIVAR STATION, August 23, 1863-3 p. m.
The officers on the hill communicate with this station and report heavy cannonading in the direction of Chattanooga about 10 p. m. last night, gradually ceasing toward 11 p. m.
Captain, Signal Officer.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Stevenson, August 23, 1863.
Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,
Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:
GENERAL: The general commanding sends herewith a report just received from Colonel Wilder.* When you have read it please return it for file in this office.
The ordnance officer has been directed to forward the ammunition required by Colonel Wilder at once, but the general commanding thinks it would be well to direct General Reynolds to replenish his battery from the ammunition with some battery of the division for the present, as he may need it before a supply can be placed at Tracy City.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
Journal of operations of the Fourteenth Army Corps.
AUGUST 23, 1863.
General Reynolds reports the brigade reached a point opposite Shellmound yesterday afternoon, and a party were sent over the river after nightfall, which unfortunately destroyed the bridge at Shellmound.
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Numbers 66. Camp, Bolivar Springs, August 23, 1863.
Brigadier General A. Baird, having reported for duty, in obedience to Special Field Orders, No 220, from department headquarters, August 11, 1863, is hereby assigned to the command of the First Division.
By command of Major-General Thomas:
GEO. E. FLYNT,
Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.
HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FOURTEENTH CORPS,
Jasper, August 23, 1863-7.30 a. m.
Assistant Adjutant-General, Fourteenth Army Corps:
COLONEL: Last night Colonel King crossed a party at Shellmound and burned the railroad bridge. We hold the ferry, one flat-boat,
*See Wilder to Garfield, August 22, p. 122.