War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0173 Chapter XIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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at Shellmound. Some flat-boats were being brought over to this side of the river and the firing was to protect the men.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Stevenson, August 26, 1863.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs you to order two regiments from General Brannan's division to report with axes to Brigadier-General Lytle at Bridgeport tomorrow morning at an early hour to cut timber. Instruct General Brannan to see that they have a full supply of axes, borrowing from the other regiments of his division if necessary.

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

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

STEVENSON, August 26, 1863.

Brigadier-General BRANNAN,

Battle Creek:

The general commanding asks what is the width of Battle Creek, and will a 40 foot-span bridge cross it?

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Stevenson, Ala., August 26, 1863-9.30 a. m.

Major-General REYNOLDS,

Jasper:

The general commanding suggests that Louis better be sent away as a prisoner; or at least be carefully watched. Union citizens regard him as a dangerous man.

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

SIGNAL STATION,

Jasper, August 26, 1863-1 p. m.

General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

Which Louis do you mean? There are several of that name.

REYNOLDS,

General.