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BATTLE CREEK, August 27, 1863-3 a. m.

Major F. S. BOND,

Aide-de-Camp:

MAJOR: I have the honor to inform the major-general commanding the department that the width of Battle Creek at the bridge is 109 feet 8 inches.

J. M. BRANNAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

BATTLE CREEK,

August 27, 1863-3 p. m.

Major BOND,

Aide-de-Camp:

A 40-foot span will not answer for a bridge across Battle Creek. I am building a bridge about 300 yards above the present one. It will be completed in at least three days.

J. M. BRANNAN,

Brigadier-General.

DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS,

August 27, 1863-33 p. m.

General REYNOLDS:

The general commanding directs that the order given for your command to draw subsistence stores from Bridgeport be revoked, and, until a depot is established at Bridgeport, they will draw from the supplies at Stevenson from post commissary.

H. M. CIST,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Jasper, August 27, 1863-5 p. m.

Colonel FLYNT:

A citizen just in who left Chattanooga on Tuesday, came down the railroad and crossed above Shellmound, saw only light pickets, except at a point 5 miles this side Chattanooga, where he saw about two companies of infantry. Says he saw them moving machinery south of Chattanooga, and the coal cars from this side up to Chattanooga. Will send him on tomorrow.

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General, Commanding.

LARKINSVILLE, August 27, 1863.

General A. McD. McCOOK:

Watkins last night caught Ragsdale, one of the party with Gurley when Robert was murdered.

E. M. McCOOK,

Colonel.