War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0165 Chapter XIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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growing corn; conscription still going on. Courier line is established to General Reynolds. Van Cleve thinks that Dibrell has left Sparta and crossed the river to join Forrest.

CRITTENDEN,

Major-General, Commanding Corps.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

August 25, 1863-9.30 a. m.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD:

Your two dispatches received. Hazen reports further movements of enemy at Chattanooga and Thatcher's Ferry, with great activity in throwing up rifle-pits and clearing ground for batteries, as if expecting us to attempt to cross. He thinks the larger portion of the enemy was at Kingston when we first arrived at the river. Designate some word to use for the general's name in cipher dispatches.

CRITTENDEN.

STEVENSON, ALA.,

August 25, 1863.

Major-General CRITTENDEN,

Dunlap:

The troops at Carthage have moved to Alexandria. It will not be prudent to make any change in regard to brigade at McMinnville until Burnside has got into position. The general wishes you to get all the rations you can haul as soon as possible.

R. S. THOMS,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

August 25, 1863-6 a. m.

Brigadier-General VAN CLEVE,

Commanding Post, Pikeville:

Burnside will be in Jamestown to-night and cover your flank. Endeavor to communicate with him. Keep yourself well supplied and ready to move.

By order of Major-General Crittenden:

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND BRIG., FIRST DIV., 21ST ARMY CORPS,

August 25, 1863. (Via Tracy City, 8.30 p. m., 26th.)

Brigadier-General GARFIELD:

I have nothing that is reliable as to news, but a great many reports, so I will give them to you for what they may be worth. Everything about the city seems as it was two days ago. The railroad very busy. The trains are said to come in empty and go out