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LARKINSVILLE, ALA.,

August 30, 1863-11 p.m.

Lieutenant Colonel C. GODDARD.

Asstil. Adjt. General, Dept. of the Cumberland, Stevenson

Nothing of interest on my lines to-day.

Respectfully,

E. M. McCOOK,

Colonel, Commanding.

LARKINSVILLE, August 30, 1863-11.30 a.m.

Major W. H. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Colonel Watkins reports that a great part of his command is out foraging, and some scouts not to return till to-morrow. Colonel McCook has ordered him to move up with as much of his command as possible to Paint Rock to-night, leaving the others to follow as soon as possible as they come in. colonel McCook has gone to examine the Bellefonte Ford.

Respectfully,

JNumbers PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LARKINSVILLE, ALA.,

August 30, 1863.

Colonel L. D. WATKINS,

Commanding Third Brigade, Maysville:

Move with your whole brigade to this post immediately, briging all your transportation, &c. Reach here to-night, if possible. Fourth Kentucky report will have to be delayed till arrival here.

By command of Colonel E. M. McCook:

JNumbers PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LARKINSVILLE, ALA.,

August 30, 1863.

Colonel L. D. WATKINS,

Commanding Third Brigade, Maysville, Ala.:

The dispatch of Major-General Stanley indicates a necessity for immediate movement. The colonel commanding thinks that you had better move with as much of your command as possible to Paint Rock to-night, letting those that remain follow with transportation, &c. If possible, call in the scouting parties. If you come to Paint Rock to-night, send on courier on your arrival.

Accepting apologies for the Fourth Kentucky report matter,

Respectfully,

JNO, PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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