War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0448 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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therefore, require your regiment and battery quartermasters, and others having animals in their charge, to apply first to your brigade quartermasters to be directed to the fields from which they may take corn; they will then give memorandum receipts for all that is taken when this can be done, and in all cases report daily to him from whence they have procured their forage, in order that he may make a similar report to these headquarters when required.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. BAIRD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Brown's Spring, September 8, 1863.

Major-General NEGLEY,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the general commanding to say that he desires you to get your regimental trains up, and to get your supply train i condition to advance; at the same time to make your arrangements so as to keep General Baird as near your command as practicable. He also desires you to permit the brigade train of the Third Division to pass up, should it become necessary to have their train with them.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. E. FLYNT,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Brown's Spring, Ga., September 8, 1863-7 p.m.

Major-General NEGLEY,

Commanding Second Division:

Your dispatch of 12 m. is received. The general directs that you place one brigade on the mountain road leading to Chattanooga, to observe the enemy, and move with the balance of your command and trains to the foot of the mountain to the nearest water. Send the orderly back with any information you may have to-morrow, leaving your camp at 8 or 9 a.m. Headquarters will be at Easley's tomorrow.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. E. FLYNT,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Fowler's Farm, September 8, 1863-7.20 p.m.

Lieutenant Colonel GEORGE E. FLYNT,

Chief of Staff, Fourteenth Army Corps:

SIR: I have just returned from Cooper's Gap. The rebel pickets were surprised; we captured 2; 1 is badly wounded; five sabers and some other equipments lost in flight. We have drive the pickets from Stevens' Gap, after some skirmishing. There were about 100