War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0315 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION,

Camp near Stevenson, Ala., September 2. 1863.

Colonel L. D. WATKINS,

Commanding Third Brigade:

The Second and Third Brigades will be in readiness to move camp across the river at any moment to-day.

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By command of Colonel E. M. McCOOK:

JNumbers PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CAMP NEAR STEVENSON, ALA.,

September 2, 1863.

Colonel O. H. LA GRANGE,

Commanding Second Brigade:

The troops of this division now on the north side of the Tennessee River will cross at 12.30 p.m. to-day in the following order: Third Brigade, Second Brigade, train, and will proceed to Raccoon Creek, where division encampment will be established.

By command of Colonel E. M. McCOOK:

JNumbers PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CAMP NEAR STEVENSON, ALA.,

September 2, 1863.

Colonel A. P. CAMPBELL,

Commanding First Brigade:

This division will be ready to move to-morrow at daylight with three days' rations in haversacks. No transportation, no baggage, no dismounted men, nor led horses will be taken.

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Order of march: First Brigade, artillery, Second Brigade, Third Brigade.

By command of Colonel E. M. McCOOK:

JNumbers PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copy to Colonel O. H. La Grange, commanding Second Brigade, and Colonel L. D. Watkins, commanding Third Brigade.)

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Stevenson, Ala., September 2, 1863-8.15 p.m.

Brigadier-General CROOK,

Commanding Division Cavalry:

You have probably learned before this of the accident to the bridge at Bridgeport, which I presume you had not heard of when you wrote your note (without date) just received by your orderly. General Stanley has just received orders, which will be communicated to you this evening, to direct your movements to-morrow.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.