HDQRS. THIRD DIV., FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Battle Creek, Tenn., September 1, 1863.
Lieutenant Colonel GEORGE E. FLYNT,
Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff:
COLONEL: I have the honor to report that my entire division has crossed the Tennessee River, with the exception of the ammunition train and four companies of one regiment. I hope to get the ammunition across to-morrow and the following day. I purpose to encamp my division as follows: One brigade at Graham's Station; one at Taylor's Store, where the road crosses the railroad, 1 1/2 miles from Bridgeport, and leads by Billy Moore's Trenton; and the third by Billy Moore's Spring, in Hog Jaw Valley.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. M. BRANNAN,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.
HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Bolivar Springs, September 1, 1863.
Commanding Third Division, Battle Creek:
Your dispatch received. The general commanding directs that if your trains have not passed over the river to send them back to Stevenson for rations, to return via Bridgeport. If they have crossed over send them to Stevenson via the pontoon-bridge at Caperton's Ferry, to return via Bridgeport. The bridge at Caperton's finished.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEO. E. FLYNT,
Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.
SEPTEMBER 1, 1863-9.20 p.m.
I have to report my division across the river with their teams and ammunition. Headquarters will go over Jordan in the morning, and be at Shellmound Ferry until further orders.
J. J. REYNOLDS,
TRACY CITY, September 1, 1863.
R. S. THOMS,
There is in commissary department in this post for issue 135 barrels mess pork, 70, 000 pounds hard bread, 2,400 pounds Rio coffee, 90 pounds tea, 2,200 pounds sugar, 240 gallons vinegar, 320 pounds candles, 1,320 pounds soap, 60 bushels salt, 160 pounds mixed vegetables. No forage.
C. H. CARLTON,
Colonel Eieght-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry.