War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0240 KY., SW., VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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will draw your supplies from Flint River Bridge; repair that bridge as soon as possible. Supplies can then be sent to Huntsville by rail. The is no truth in the report of Forrest being in Tuscumbia.

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Stevenson, August 30, 1863.

Major-General STANLEY,

Chief of Cavalry:

GENERAL: The general commanding wishes you to give the necessary orders for having the ford where General Crook's cavalry crossed the river distinctly marked by a line of buoys.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS CHIEF OF CAVALRY,

Stevenson, August 30, 1863.

Colonel C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Inclosed please find dispatch from Captain Pratt relating to fording the river at Bellefonte ferry. The general is at the river.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. H. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure.]

LARKINSVILLE, August 30, 1863-6.30 p.m.

Major W. H. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Corps:

Have just received a dispatch from Colonel McCook at the ford: says we would have to swim 100 yards to cross, but can get across.

JOHN PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LARKINSVILLE, August 30, 1863-8.30 p.m.

Major-General STANLEY:

Have just returned. Found no citizens who knew the ford, but tried it and can cross by swimming about 200 yards. The place is 1 mile below Bellefonte Landing, and from the other side 18 miles across the mountain to Will's Valley.

Respectfully,

E. M. McCOOK,

Colonel, Commanding.