War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0352 KY., SW., VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA. AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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NASHVILLE, September 4, 1863.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD:

The Twenty-second Michigan Volunteer Infantry, 600 strong, leaves on cars at 9.10 a.m. to-morrow for Stevenson.

G. GRANGER,

Major-General.

STEVENSON, ALA.,

September 4, 1863.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

Flint River Bridge:

The general commanding directs you to close up this way with your force as soon as possible. He does not think it important to hold Huntsville with more than a patrol; but it is highly important that you have your force well up this way.

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

Dispatch received. First Brigade will move at 12 m. to-day, via Larkinsville. Colonel McCook has been ordered with all possible dispatch to Larkinsville; he will probably arrive at Huntsville to-day. Four companies of Tenth Ohio Cavalry will be left at Huntsville; three companies same command have been ordered to this point to relieve Fifth Kentucky Cavalry, ordered to join this brigade. This arrangement stops the work on Flint River bridge. If not in accordance with the views of the general commanding, please inform me.

JAMES D. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Bridgeport, September 4, 1863-1 p.m.

General MORGAN,

Commanding Flint River:

The general commanding directs that you send a scout up toward Branchville, and clear out Gurley's men there and in vicinity of Larkin's Fork.

Respectfully,

F. S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

FLINT RIVER, September 4, 1863-8 p.m.

General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

First Brigade left at 12 m. for Stevenson, via Larkinsville. Three companies of the Tenth Ohio Cavalry, just arrived, will be stationed as indicated in my dispatch of this morning.

J. D. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers.