War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0304 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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BRIDGEPORT, September 2, 1863-3.35. p.m.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

About one-half of bridge gone away on account pontoons placed in the deep water-no harm but the delay. Colonel Hunton has commenced building again; will take about twelve hours.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

SEPTEMBER 2, 1863-8.30 p.m.

Lieutenant-Colonel HUNTON,

Bridgeport:

Can we pass infantry over the bridge while you are at work on it?

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

BRIDGEPORT, September 2, 1863-8.45 p.m.

Brigadier General J. A. GARFIELD:

Yes, sir; infantry can cross while we work.

HUNTON,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

September 2, 1863-9.30 p.m.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Bridgeport:

At what time will your division be across the river?

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

SEPTEMBER 2, 1863-10.30 P. M.

Lieutenant-Colonel HUNTON,

Bridgeport:

What is the extent of the new disaster to the bridge? The general commanding thinks you had better allow your men to rest now and begin work again at a very early hour in the morning, rather than to try to work them all night.

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

JASPER, September 2, 1863.

General GARFIELD:

I have no wagons to send to Tracy City for supplies. Wood is full, and Palmer and Van Cleve have their spare wagons on the road from McMinnville.

T. L. CRITTENDEN,

Major-General.