War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0325 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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river, to take your position with Reynolds' division, as indicated in the instructions which have already been sent you, you will move your division by this route to Trenton, following up General Negley as closely as possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. E. FLYNT,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Moore's Spring, Ala., September 3, 1863.

Major-General NEGLEY,

Commanding Second Division:

You can see from the above order of march that it is General Rosecrans's wish to seize Stevens' Gap at a point where the road through Johnson's Crook passes across Lookout Mountain into McLemore's Cove. Therefore, I want your division to move by the most direct route to where Johnson's Crook road turns off from the main Lookout Valley road.

This route will take you by Brown's Spring, where you had better encamp until I can overtake you.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Moore's Spring, Ala., September 3, 1863.

Major-General REYNOLDS,

Commanding Fourth Division:

You are directed by the general commanding to carry out the instructions of the order herewith inclosed* from the general commanding the department, by sending one regiment of infantry to the junction of the Trenton and Chattanooga road with the Whiteside's and Murphy's Valley road, and open communication with General Crittenden's command.

Send one brigade from Baird's division, without artillery, with two days' rations, from Trenton to seize Frick's Gap, if he joins you in time at Trenton to do so; should he not reach you in time, send one from your division.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. E. FLYNT,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

5 Miles from Winston's, September 3, 1863-7 p.m.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

No additional news since the dispatch written by Davis and forwarded you this morning. Stanley and I will descend the mountain

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*See Garfield to Thomas, 2.30 a.m., September 3, p. 322.

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