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BIG SPRING, HOG JAW VALLEY,

September 4, 1863-8.25 a.m.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD:

I crossed the river with all my wagons yesterday afternoon, and went into camp at this place. I will be delayed here for some time by General Negley's wagons. There is still a large number to go up the mountain.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

ON TOP OF SAND MOUNTAIN

September 4, 1863-12.15 p.m.

Brigadier General J. A. GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff, Dept. of the Cumberland, Stevenson:

I have no news. I have heard no firing. I am in a good position to hear it, if there has been any. The last of General Negley's trains reached the top of the mountain at 11 o'clock this morning, when I immediately started. My division is now coming up. My headquarters will be to-night at Gunther's Mill, 4 miles from this point.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

SHELLMOUND, September 4, 1863.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

General Crittenden wishes to know if the bridge at Bridgeport is in order.

R. LODOR,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Assistant Inspector-General.

SHELLMOUND, September 4, 1863.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

Generals Van Cleve's and Palmer's supply trains are at Jasper. Captain Oldershaw to know whether they shall cross at Shellmound

or at Bridgeport.

R. LODOR,

Lieutenant Colonel, Asst. Insp. General, 21st Army Corps.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Cave Spring, September 4, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel R. LODOR,

Shellmound:

The bridge at Bridgeport is all right. Let a portion of Van Cleve's and Palme'r trains cross at Shellmound and part at Bridgeport. When you get through with boats at Shellmound, send them down to Bridgeport to be put in order.

By order:

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.