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LARKINSVILLE, ALA.,

August 31, 1863.

Colonel L. D. WATKINS,

Commanding Third Brigade:

The colonel commanding directs that you move forward as rapidly as possible to Caperton's Ferry, taking the road from Bellefonte that will be taken by our column.

I am, colonel, your very obedient servant,

JNumbers PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LARKINSVILLE, ALA.,

August 31, 1863.

Colonel L. D. WATKINS,

Maysville, Ala.:

Leave a battalion at Flint River to guard that bridge and Hurricane Creek bridge till relieved by the infantry. Leave the subsistence stores you have not transportation for. Invoice them to General Morgan's commissary. Leave sick in care of battalion till train comes down; probably to-morrow.

By command of Colonel E. M. McCook:

JNumbers PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LARKINSVILLE, August 31, 1863-9 p.m.

General STANLEY:

Thirty sick men of different brigades with me, for whom I had to impress transportation from Maysville. They will not bear transportation farther. Send train to-night, if possible. I leave at 4 to-morrow morning for Caperton's Ferry.

LOUIS D. WATKINS,

Colonel, Commanding Third Brigade.

BELLEFONTE, ALA.,

August 31, 1863.

Colonel JOHN A. PLATTER,

Fourth Indiana Cavalry:

The colonel commanding directs that you move forward with your command at 6 o'clock to-morrow to Caperton's Ferry, taking the road taken by General Johnson's column.

I am, colonel, your very obedient servant,

JNumbers PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MONTGOMERY, TENN., August 31, 1863.

(Via Somerset, Ky., September 1. Received 7.48 p.m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Our advance arrived at this place yesterday, and the main columns are just coming in. I have thrown out forces some 14 miles on the Kingston and Knoxville roads. Skirmishing commenced near the