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BRIDGEPORT, August 28, 1863.

Major-General McCook:

The pontoon is to be above The mouth of Crow Creek and near Caperton's Ferry instead of below. I had not been on the ground myself and misunderstood the general commanding.

J. A. GARFIELD.

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Stevenson, Ala., August 28, 1863.

Lieutenant Burroughs,

Assistant Engineer:

The general commanding directs you to report to Major-General McCOOK immediately, in person, to assist him in transporting material to the Tennessee River for a pontoon bridge.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Bridgeport, August 28, 1863.

Lieutenant BURROUGHS.

Engineer Department

(Care Major-General McCOOK):

The general commanding directs that you send by rail at once to this place four pontoons for Major-general Sheridan.

J. P. DROUILLARSD

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

BRIDGEPORT, August 28, 1863.

Major-General SHERIDAN:

Colonel Hunter has reported with two regiments of Brannan's division. He has not brought axes.

L. P. BRADLEY,

Colonel.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND BRIGADE,

August 28, 1863.

[Captain M. P. BESTOW.

Assistant Adjutant-General:]

CAPTAIN: I received the note you had the kindness to send me yesterday, in which General Hazen says prisoners report the rebels moving down the Atlanta railroad. As far as I can tell by the camp of the enemy there are as many in sight from the lookout as ever, but not in the same position. There seems to be an increase or force on the railroad out in the direction of Dalton and Cleveland both,