TRENTON, GA., September 9, 1863-7.40 p.m.
COMMANDING OFFICER, Bridgeport:
The general commanding has been informed that Mr. Dana, Assistant Secretary of War, is to be in Bridgeport to-night, en route to these headquarters. He has been provided with accommodations there to-night with the pioneers. Provide means for him to come on to Chattanooga to-morrow, where headquarters will be to-morrow night.
TRENTON, September 9, 1863.
Colonel W. P. INNES,
Your telegram of 8th, 9 a.m., just received. The former dispatch was answered, telling you to send the four companies to Northwestern road if it could be done without interfering with work on this line.
TRENTON, GA., September 9, 1863.
Military Superintendent of Railroads, Nashville:
Mr. Guthrie reports delay in unloading cars at Nashville. The general commanding wishes you to see to it, and if so have it corrected.
FRANK S. BOND,
Major and Aide-de-Camp.
CAMP AT WHITESIDE'S, September 9, 1863-12.40 a.m.
The general's order to abandon the line to Wauhatchie reached me last evening, and I am so far on the way to General Crittenden's headquarters, where an office will be opened early in the morning. I am suffering under an attack of dysentery, and cannot for some hours obey the order to report in person, but will do so at the earliest moment possible. I hope to be able to keep the saddle in a few hours. The office at this point will be maintained until that at General Crittenden's is opened.
J. C. VAN DUZER,
Superintendent of Telegraph.