War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0613 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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division and McCook's brigade from Shellmound? Reach here to-night if possible with these forces. Bragg's whole army is concentrated at La Fayette.

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

BRIDGEPORT, September 13, 1863-11.30 a. m.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

I shall leave in person in a few minutes. McCook was ordered forward from Shellmound this morning. Will reach Chattanooga to-day. Steedman marched at daylight this morning with two brigades. Will be in Chattanooga about noon to-morrow. I will try to reach Chattanooga to-night. What is the latest news?

G. GRANGER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE COMBERLAND, Chattanooga, September 13, 1863-12.35 p. m.

Major-General GRANGER,

Commanding Reserve Corps:

The enemy has concentrated the bulk of his army in the neighborhood of La Fayette, and seems determined to give us battle. Generals Stanley and McCook have been ordered to close up this way on General Thomas, and all to move this way and form a junction with General Crittenden. The general commanding directs you to move your command as soon as it reaches were to Rossville to watch the road to Ringgold and that toward La Fayette, and also the approaches on your left down the Valley of Chattanooga Creek. Hold yourself in readiness to support General Crittenden in case he attacks or is attacked. Communicate with him on your arrival at Rossville. In case of an engagement in front, close up toward the sound of battle. The general commanding goes in a few minutes to General Thomas' headquarters to execute the flank movement this way. He will not return before three days. Let us hear from you as soon as you arrive.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

CHATTANOOGA, September 13, 1863.

COMMANDING OFFICER, Bridgeport:

Has Major-General Granger left for this place, and, if so, at what time did he start?

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, September 13, 1863-11.30 p. m.

Major General GORDON GRANGER:

I send you herewith the orders left by the general commanding for your troops. I send you a guide with the bearer of this, who