War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0521 Chapter XIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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ordered forward. Steedman with two brigades and McCook with one will be here to-day. Morgan at Stevenson. Things are in great confusion here, but we will try to bring order in time. I congratulate you and the advance.

Have you any pity for the rear? Keep me advised of your wants and whereabouts, and be patient.

G. GRANGER,

Major-General.

BRIDGEPORT, September 10, 1863-3.30 p. m.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

Honorable C. A. Dana leaves in the morning for your headquarters;

will come with him if possible. Nothing new here. What's the news with you; where is Bragg?

G. GRANGER,

Major-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, RESERVE CORPS,

Bridgeport, Ala., September 10, 1863.

The undersigned, in compliance with instructions from Major-General Granger, commanding Reserve Corps, hereby assumes command of the troops at this point. Existing orders will be obeyed until further orders.

JAMES B. STEEDMAN,

Brigadier-General, Comdg. First Division, Reserve Corps.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, Tenn., September 10, 1863-3.15 p. m.

Brigadier-General MITCHELL,

Commanding Cavalry:

The general commanding directs you to send General Crook's division of cavalry to the vicinity of Bridgeport to protect the crossing of the river and our line of railroad communication. Send the advance brigade with all dispatch. A heavy force of rebel cavalry is reported moving in that direction on the south side of the river.

General Crook will post his command where he deems it best to secure the above object.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, September 10, 1863.

Colonel MINTY,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

The general commanding directs you to take measures at once to secure the steam-boats on the Hiwassee River, if they are not already destroyed by the enemy. Send a detachment from your command