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CAMP AT ELROD RIDGE, September 9, 1863.

Brigadier-General POTTER:

You will move up to the Cumberland Gap the Ninth Army Corps as soon as possible.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

CRAB ORCHARD, KY., September 9. 1863.

Brigadier-General POTTER:

The three brigades and battery will leave in the morning. I will leave officers here to attend to the supply train. Are the eighty wagons for my division? Let me know, so that I can give instructions that they may follow and how to be loaded. Please answer immediately.

E. FERRERO,

Brigadier-General.

CRAB ORCHARD, September 9, 1863.

Brigadier-General POTTER:

The effective strength of my command is 3,550 officers and men, who will start tomorrow.

E. FERRERO,

Brigadier-General.

CRAB ORCHARD, KY., September 9, 1863.

Brigadier-General POTTER:

An empty train of twenty-five wagons just arrived. Will start to the front in an hour. Will send more as they come in. I am ready to start as [soon as] a supply train reaches here.

E. FERRERO,

Brigadier-General.

CRAB ORCHARD, KY., September 9. 1863.

Brigadier-General POTTER:

Twenty-five more wagons have just arrived, and will be loaded and sent forward to Colonel De Courcy at once, making fifty wagons sent to him to-day.

E. FERRERO,

Brigadier-General.

CRAB ORCHARD, KY., September 9, 1863.

Brigadier-General POTTER:

Twenty-five of the wagons for De Courcy have gone forward; the balance will go this p. m. Do not understand the last part of your dispatch. Do you mean for this division to get ready to move?

E. FERRERO,

Brigadier-General.