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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, September 12, 1863.

Colonel R. H. G. MINTY,

Comdg. First Brig., Second Div. Cav., Chattanooga:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs you to order a battalion of cavalry to report to Brigadier General G. D. Wagner for duty at this post.

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

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, September 12, 1863.

Colonel MINTY, Commanding Brigade:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that as soon as you have made the disposition of troops ordered, you report at these headquarters in person.

I have the honor to be, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ARTHUR C. DUCAT,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Inspector-General.

HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

Stringer's Creek, September 12, 1863-10.30 p. m.

Colonel GODDARD, Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I have this moment received your dispatch of 7.15. I send the Fourth Michigan and artillery (four pieces) as directed. With the remainder of the brigade I will be at the river at daylight. I have a large train, and the mules are tired out by to-day's march (27 miles).

I am, respectfully,

R. H. G. MINTY,

Colonel.

LOUISVILLE, KYL., September 12, 1863.

Brigadier-General POTTER:

The battalion of Seventy-first Indiana at Mount Sterling is off in pursuit of 200 or 300 rebels. I can't order, and it is entirely wrong to take it after I have given up the regiments I have to you. I will not order without express orders from General Burnside. I telegraphed him.

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Lexington, Ky., September 12, 1863.

Brigadier General EDWARD FERRERO,

Commanding First Division, Ninth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The commanding general desires me to communicate the following orders to you:

It is of the utmost importance that we move at once, and with as