War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0473 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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CAMP NELSON, September 8, 1863.

General POTTER:

A train of fifteen wagons loaded with ammunition is at London for De Courcy. I have ordered it forward as quick as I can get forage to it from Crab Orchard.


Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

CRAB ORCHARD, September 8, 1863.

General POTTER:

A train will leave nere to-morrow for Colonel De Courcy of ammunition and subsistence. A train of ammunition for the colonel, delayed at London for the want of forage and subsistence, has been attended to. You say am I moving? I have received no instructions to move, only to prepare. If you wish me to move send word. I shall not be able to move unless I am furnished with a supply train. No supply trains, however small, to haul forage.



This dispatch came about noon yesterday; was lost among some papers, and just found.



CUMBERLAND GAP, September 8, 1863.

General POTTER:

I am engaged here; have not a man to spare. General Shackelford is on the Tennessee and has communicated with me. If I had more ammunition I should be certain of entering the gap this evening or to-morrow by capitulation. If the enemy did not get away last night I think he must surrender soon, as I hope to be round him on this side before 9 a.m.


Colonel, Commanding.

CAMP NELSON, September 8, 1863.

Colonel N. BOWEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The Sixth New Hampshire, Seventh Rhode Island, and Ninth New Hampshire can be at the depot to come to Lexington to-morrow morning, 1,000 men, for transportation, including sick.


Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS, Knoxville, Tenn., September 8, 1863.

Major General A. E. BURNSIDE,

Commanding Army of the Ohio:

GENERAL: I inclose dispatch, received since you left. The one from General Rosecrans has just arrived. I have not heard from