War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0344 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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to Johnson's Crook, when you will fall in the rear of Negley's division. Also to send one brigade of Brannan's division, with two days' rations, across the mountains to Frick's Gap, the movement to commence Monday morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. E. FLYNT,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FOURTEENTH CORPS,

Head of Squirrel Town Creek, 1 1/2 Miles from Forks of Road

Near Trenton, Tenn., September 4, 1863-9.30 a.m.

Lieutenant-Colonel FLYNT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Hdqrs. Fourteenth Corps:

COLONEL: Division left Shellmound at 2 p.m. yesterday. Third Brigade (Turchin's) came through to this place last night. Second Brigade (King's) and trains now coming in. Roads horrible. The crossing of Raccoon Mountain fully as bad as anything we have had. Am just in receipt of instructions from headquarters of department ordering general movement. The forks of the road, 2 miles from Trenton, is now held by one regiment and a section of artillery of my division. Have not heard from General Baird, but will attend to Frick's Gap at earliest moment practicable. Am in communication with Twenty-first Army Corps, Wood's division of which we left at Shellmound. I greatly need one of my regiments of mounted men. Is Colonel Carlton's regiment at Tracy City ordered to rejoin division?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Cave Spring, Island Creek, Ala., September 4, 1863.

Major-General McCOOK,

Commanding Twentieth Army Corps:

By a dispatch just received from General Thomas we learn that he has been delayed, and will not have reached the position indicated in his instructions before the evening of the 6th instant. The passage of the mountain roads is more difficult and slow than was at first supposed. We have not yet heard from you or Stanley, but hope to soon.

Look well to your flanks.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

Valley Head, or Winston's, Base of Lookout Mountain,

September 4, 1863-10.30 a.m.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: There is no such place as Winston's Gap. Winston lives at the foot of Lookout Mountain. The road up the mountain