would be more convenient at that point. General Brannan had beter make preparations to start the brigade to Frick's Gap to-day, with three days' rations in haversacks.
Very respectfully,your obedient servant,
GEO. E. FLYNT,
Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.
HEDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Trenton, Ga., September 7, 1863-11 a.m.
Assistant Adjutant-General, Hdqrs.14th Army Corps:
COLONEL: Instructions of this a.m. received. Colonel King, commanding Second Brigade,is under orders to march to Empire
Iron-Works and relieve Seventy-eighth Pennsylvania Regiment.
General Brannan has just been here. His entire division is over the mountain and encamped a few miles in our rear, at head of Squirrel Town Creek. Colonel Van Derveer, commanding Third Brigade, of Brannan's division, will march at daylight to-morrow to Frick's Gap, as instructed.
J. J. REYNOLDS,
HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Squirrel Springs, Ga., September 7, 1863-10.15 p.m.
Major General J. J. REYNOLDS,
Commanding Fourth Division:
GENERAL: Major-General Rosecrans, commanding department, informed me this evening about 7 p.m. that I need not send the brigade from my division intended to occupy Frick's Gap until I received further orders from him Will you please inform Major-General Thomas of the fact,and give me instruction as early as practicable? The brigade will be ready to move at daylight to-morrow,if required.
I am, general, very respectfully,your obedient servant,
J. M. BRANNAN,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.
HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FOURTEENTH CORPS, Trenton, September 8, 1863-6 a.m.
COLONEL: This note was received about midnight. I will try to send a mounted scout to-day to Nickajack and Frick's Gaps.
J. J. REYNOLDS,
HEADQUARTERS NINETY-SECOND ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS, Near Trenton, Ga., September 7, 1863.
Colonel FLYNT, Assistant Adjutant-General:
COLONEL: By directions of Major-General Thomas, I beg to state that on Thursday last there came to a picket post of my regiment on