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[Inclosure.]

SEPTEMBER 11, 1863. (Received 4.30 p. m.)

[Colonel FLYNT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:]

General Negley is busy changing the disposition of his troops. He is being attacked on his right, left, and front. Every indication of a superior force. He would respectfully suggest that Brannan and Reynolds be pushed forward immediately.

By command of Major General James S. Negley:

G. M. L. JOHNSON,

Captain and Inspector.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Top off the Hill, September 11, 1863-4.20 p. m.

Major-General NEGLEY,

Comdg. Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps:

Your dispatch just received. Troops will be forwarded immediately. General Reynolds will move at once down the Cooper's Gap road, and Brannan's division will be up as soon as possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. E. FLYNT,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Top of the Mountain, September 11, 1863-4.30 p. m.

Brigadier-General BRANNAN,

Comdg. Third Division, Fourteenth Army Corps:

The general directs that you leave your train (except your headquarters) under guard, and push forward your infantry and one battery of artillery as soon as possible. Negley reports that the enemy have attacked him and believes in superior force.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. E. FLYNT,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. THIRD DIV., FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Foot of Mountain, September 11, 1863-5.45 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel FLYNT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I will move forward as fast as possible. The train of Colonel King's brigade has just commenced to ascend the mountain.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. BRANNAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

On Top of Mountain, September 11, 1863-12 m.

Lieutenant-Colonel FLYNT,

Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. Fourteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: Cooper's Gap is practicable for wagons. Am on the road to it. Will get my division as far along in that direction as possible