War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0549 Chapter XIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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general commanding has directed him to cross one regiment and his artillery by the ferry to-night, and to bivouac with the remainder of the command at the ford, crossing early tomorrow morning. The regiment and artillery are ordered to report to you, that you may designate a place for them to encamp.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. GODDARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SEPTEMBER 11, 1863-5 a. m.

Major-General PALMER,

Commanding,&c.:

GENERAL: You have, I presume, received a copy of General Garfield's note of 11.15 p. m. last night. I am going to send Harker's brigade back as directed. This leaves me only one brigade with which to advance. Will you move with the Second ant Third Divisions this morning as indicated in your note of last evening?

Respectfully, &c.,

TH. J. WOOD,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, 21ST ARMY CORPS,

Stone Church, September 11, 1863-7 p. m.

(Received 8.30 p. m.)

Lieutenant Colonel L. STARLING,

Chief of Staff, Twenty-first Army Corps:

A scout from the front reports Colonel Wilder at Tunnel Hill, 5 miles in advance of this point. His pickets one-half mile in his advance on Rome road and on Dalton road. Rebels 1 mile in his advance on Dalton road. They have four hundred wagons and stock. With your permission I will move forward tomorrow at 4.30 a. m.

Please send answer by my orderly.

Very respectfully,

H. P. VAN CLEVE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Third Division.

NEAR BIG SPRING, GA.,

September 11, 1863-6.45 p. m.

General GARFIELD:

A bright mulatto has just come to me; says he has waited on Bragg since last March; deserted him last night; says Bragg was going to Rome and Atlanta with 25,000 men.

E. OPDYCKE,

Colonel, Commanding.

CHATTANOOGA, September 11, 1863.

Colonel OPDYCKE:

The general commanding directs that you keep the bright mulatto and keep a bright look out for Bragg.

R. S. THOMS,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.