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BRIDGEPORT, August 23, 1863.

Major SINCLAIR:

I have the line of couriers completed from this place to Jasper.

D. M. RAY.

Colonel Second East Tennessee Cavalry.

HDQRS. SECOND EAST TENNESSEE CAVALRY,

August 23, 1863.

Major SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: There is not sufficient forage this side of Battle Creek to feed the horses belonging to my command any length of time. Would like to move somewhere in vicinity of Jasper, Tenn. I have the courier line established from Jasper to Bridgeport. I would like to move in the morning if there are no objections.

I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. M. RAY,

Colonel Second East Tennessee Cavalry.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Pikeville, August 23, 1863-4 p. m.

Colonel R. H. G. MINTY,

Commanding Cavalry:

COLONEL: I am directed by the general to inclose an extract of an order* just received from headquarters Twenty-first Army Corps.

If you are unable to retrace your steps to Smith's Cross-Roads without endangering your command, you had better rejoin us via Dunlap, or by the Pikeville and Chattanooga road. The latter is said to be the best and shortest road; it intersects the road from Dunlap to Pikeville about 6 miles north, or up the valley, from Dunlap.

I am, colonel, very respectfully,

E. A. OTIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CINCINNATI, August 23,, 1863.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Mount Vernon:

Ferrero can move as soon as transportation is furnished. It will be supplied him in two or three days. The artillery cannot yet be removed from Covington.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Lexington, Ky., August 23, 1863.

Colonel JOHN DE COURCY,

Comdg. Third Brigade, Second Division, Camp Nelson:

COLONEL: The general commanding corps requests that you will please inform these headquarters of the whereabouts of the different regiments and of the battery of your brigade. If they are not yet

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*See Oldershaw to Van Cleve, p. 140.

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