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TRACY CITY, September 1, 1863.

R. S. THOMS,

Aide-de-Camp:

Thirty-five thousand rations on hand for issue. Railroad train with 750 sacks of corn. No other quartermaster's stores here.

C. H. CARLTON,

Colonel Eighty-ninth Ohio.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

September 1, 1863-6.30 p.m.

Brigadier-General DAVIS,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: General McCook directs that you move your division forward to Winston's early to-morrow, and encamp it at or near there. General Johnson will move up to your present position, where corps headquarters will also be moved to-morrow night. Find guides who know the country, if you can. we will try to send you one in the morning.

If your baggage and transportation is not arranged in accordance with General Orders, Numbers 28, complete the arrangement as far as practicable. If you have not time to arrange your medical supplies, as directed to-day, General McCook is willing that, for the present, you should keep the one wagon heretofore allowed each regiment for hospital supplies, with your regiments.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Bridgeport, September 1, 1863-6 p.m.

Brigadier-General LYTLE,

Commanding Post:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inform you that I have to-day thrown a pontoon-bridge from the island to the south bank of the Tennessee River near your post. To protect the bridge I would suggest that at least two regiments of infantry be thrown across at once, encamping on the opposite bank. The regiments can cross from the north bank to the island, in pontoon-boats, and, marching over the island and the bridge, will experience no difficulty, I cannot too strongly present to you the importance of this step, nor mention the danger of delay. Please acknowledge the receipt of this.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE BURROUGHS,

Lieutenant of Engineers.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Stevenson, Ala., September 1, 1863-2 p.m.

Major General P. H. SHERIDAN,

Bridgeport:

How is the bridge progressing? Will it be done to-night as expected?

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.