War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0587 Chapter XIII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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BRIDGEPORT, September 12, 1863-12.10 p. m.

General J. A. GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

McCook marched to Shellmound this morning with three regiments; another one goes this afternoon. Sttedman's two brigades will move at once. Shall McCook be ordered on to Chattanooga?

G. GRANGER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION RESERVE CORPS,

Stevenson, Ala., September 12, 1863.

Colonel JOHN TILLSON:

Comdg. First Brig., Second Div., Reserve Corps:

Complaints are being constantly made to these headquarters by citizens against men of your command, charging them with killing stock and committing other acts of vandalism in the vicinity of Stevenson. The general commanding directs that you take immediate measures to prevent a repetition of such disgraceful acts. Some of the complaints come from citizens living in the vicinity of Bolivar, some 2 miles east of your camp.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. WISEMAN,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, RESERVE CORPS,

Stevenson, Ala., September 12, 1863.

Colonel JOHN TILLSON,

Commanding First Brigade:

The general commanding directs that you send a regiment of your command to Bridgeport to guard bridge, &c. The regiment detailed will take ten days' rations; let them move immediately with all possible dispatch; have commanding officer of the regiment report at these headquarters before starting.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. WISEMAN,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, RESERVE CORPS,

Stevenson, Ala., September 12, 1863.

Colonel W. B. ANDERSON,

Comdg. Sixtieth Illinois Infantry, at Caperton's Ferry:

The general commanding directs that all deserters from the rebel army coming into your lines will be sent immediately, under guard, to Major Scarritt, provost-marshal at Stevenson, Ala.

You will enforce such police regulations at your camp and vicinity among the troops, army followers, and stragglers as you may think proper, reporting daily direct to these headquarters the occurrences of the day.

A strong grand guard will be thrown out, and the utmost vigilance exercised.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. WISEMAN,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.