War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0583 Chapter XIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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and the protection of the Government stores. He will superintend the construction of the bridge across the Tennessee River at this place, and provide for the prompt forwarding of such supplies as may be requisite by the army in front.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

H. M. CIST,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, September 12, 1863.

Brigadier General G. D. WAGNER,

Commanding Post, Chattanooga:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that the Fourth U. S. Cavalry be sent immediately to report to Major-General Crittenden for duty, to be followed by the remainder of Minty's brigade as soon as practicable. The regiment will march via Gordon's Mills.

I am, sir very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. GODDARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Chattanooga, Tenn., September 12, 1863.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: There should be a pontoon-bridge laid here immediately, which I could do if I had a company of mechanics and the tools necessary. Allow me to ask whether they could not be furnished. There is here much valuable limber suitable for bridgebuilding. If this is needed at Bridgeport, the returning trains could take it there, as they go back empty.

Your obedient servant,

G. D. WAGNER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Post.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Ringgold, September 12, 1863-1 a. m.

Major-General PALMER,

Commanding Second Division:

SIR: The general commanding directs that you move your command at 5 (this) a. m. and march on the road to Gilbert's and take up a defensible position near the Rossville and La Fayette road, between Gordon's Mills and Shields' house. General Van Cleve will take charge of your wagons.

I am, sir very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.