War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0312 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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guarding the line of railroad and posts from the foot of the mountain beyond Anderson to Bridgeport. Colonel McCook's brigade was at first designated for this duty, but you may bring his command in on the Huntsville line this way.

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

FLINT RIVER, September 2, 1863-6 p.m.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD.

Chief of Staff:

Colonel McCook has not arrived at Huntsville. I think it imprudent to move the First Brigade to Stevenson until Colonel McCook's brigade reaches Huntsville. Colonel Tillson's command will not move as indicated in my former dispatch.

J. D. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, RESERVE CORPS,

Flint River, Ala., September 2, 1863.

Colonel J. TILLSON,

Commanding First Brigade:

The general commanding directs me to say to you that the railroad bridge at this place will have to be rebuilt. Your command will probably have it to do. You will at once make the necessary details and arrangements to have the work commenced with all possible dispatch. Select an officer from your command capable to superintend the work. Send him by first train to department headquarters to make the proper report of the magnitude of the undertaking, getting the necessary tools,&c.

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

T. WISEMAN,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, RESERVE CORPS,

Flint River, September 2, 1863.

Colonel J. TILLSON,

Commanding First Brigade, Second Division:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs me to inform you that orders have been received from department headquarters that war-