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and your artillery to-night by the ferry, and to bivouac the rest of your command at the ford and cross it early tomorrow morning. Direct the regiment and the artillery to report to Brigadier-General Wagner, commanding this post, who will direct them where to encamp for the night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. GODDARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, September 11, 1863-10.30 a. m.

Brigadier-General WOOD,

Comdg. First Division, Twenty-first Army Corps:

The general commanding directs you immediately on receipt of this order to move your command by the shortest route to the Rossville and La Fayette road, to support Colonel Harker's brigade if necessary. As that road will be your line of march, order your train under sufficient escort to follow you and move with you whole command to Gordon's Mills. If you find a force that you cannot handle, proceed with your whole command to the intersection of your road with a road leading across Chickamauga Creek to Dalton, bearing in well to your left, so as to communicate with the balance of the corps tonight.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GAFRIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

WASHINGTON, September 11, 1863-11.30 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Cumberland Gap:

Yours received. A thousand thanks for the late successes you have given us. We cannot allow you to resign until things shall be a little more settled in East Tennessee. If then, purely on your own account, you wish to resign, we will not further refuse you.

A. LINCOLN.

CUMBERLAND GAP, September 11, 1863.

(Received 3 p. m., 12th.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Over 1,000 prisoners left here to-day under guard for the North. I have ordered the non commissioned officers and privates to Camp Chase, and the officers to Johnson's Island. I return to Knoxville at once. Telegraph will be there tomorrow.

A. E. BURNSIDE.

Major-General.