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HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

Caperton's Ferry, August 29, 1863-6.35 a.m.

Brigadier General J. A. GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Colonel Heg's brigade is on the other side of the Tennessee River. Not a shot has been fired. I am having the bridge laid now.

A. McD. McCOOK,

Major-General.

CAPERTON'S FERRY,

August 29, 1863-7.15 a.m.

Brigadier General J. A. GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I am much in need of my signal corps, which Captain Merril has employed elsewhere. If he can relieve my signal officers from the main stations with officers from the main stations with officers from some other quarter, I can make them very useful. Please call the attention of the general commanding to this subject.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. McD. McCOOK,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Stevenson, Ala., August 29, 1863-9.30 a.m.

Major-General McCOOK,

Commanding Twentieth Army Corps:

Your two dispatches of 6.35 and 7.15 a.m. are received. The general commanding is gratified at the promptness and success of your movement in crossing the river. It is not possible to relieve your signal officers at this time, but Captain Merrill, chief of the signal corps will furnish you two officers at once, for temporary

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

August 29, 1863.

Colonel P. SIDNEY POST,

Commanding First Brigade:

COLONEL: The general commanding the division directs that you move your command, including the battery, at 7 o'clock to-morrow morning to the pontoon-bridge at Caperton's Ferry, remaining on this side of the river until further orders. Your troops, battery, and brigade train will move at 7 o'clock to-morrow morning via Stevenson.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. W. MORRISON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.