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five brigades at Blythe's Ferry, and that deserters reported to Wood that their object was to turn our left and get in our rear in force. My command is now marching as ordered. General Van Cleve will arrive here day after to-morrow unless his orders are countermanded. Nothing later from General Burnside.

T. L. CRITTENDEN,

Major-General, Commanding.

JASPER, September 1, 1863.

General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

I dispatched you to-day at 12 by signal and telegraph. Wood is here; Palmer 5 miles beyond him. General Reynolds is also here, and he tells me that he has a supply train to cross to-morrow. My troops, therefore, remain in camp to await orders. Van Cleve will continue to move on unless otherwise ordered by you.

T. L. CRITTENDEN.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Jasper, E. Tenn., September 1, 1863-8.30 p.m.

Major-General PALMER,

Comdg. Second Division, Twenty-first Army Corps:

SIR: The general commanding directs that you remain in your present encampment, to await further orders. It is impracticable to cross the river in the morning, and it may not be crossable for our troops all day. Report by bearer your present location.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Camp on the Little Sequatchie River,

September 1, 1863-10.30 p.m.

(Received 12.15 a.m., 2nd .)

Captain P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Twenty-first Army Corps:

I am in receipt of your order, dated Jasper, September 1, 1863.,

8.30 p.m., directing me to remain where I now am encamped until further orders. My present location is on the banks of the Little

Sequatchie River, called 5 miles from Jasper.

Very respectfully, your most obedient,

JOHN M. PALMER,

Major General, Comdg. Second Div., Twenty-first Army Corps.

HEADQUARTERS, ETC.,

Poe's, September 1, 1863-6 a.m.

Major General J. M. PALMER:

MY DEAR GENERAL: Your letter, inclosing order, &c., for the Sixth Ohio Volunteers to join its proper brigade, is received, and the