P. S.-I am requested by Colonel Galbraith to say to you that all his troops are ordered away except 100, and a heavy force is collecting southwest of us, from 1,000 to 1,200. He asks to have his men ordered back immediately with others, as this point is in great danger.
W. R. SMITH.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, September 19, 1863.
Respectfully referred to Major General Gordon Granger for action.
SEPTEMBER 13, 1863-6 p. m.
Do not send dispatch to General Rosecrans until I get one ready to send him. Will you send dispatch by way of General Thomas?
D. S. STANLEY,
SEPTEMBER 13, 1863-6.30 p. m.
Will send to General Thomas, but it will go by Winston's.
SEPTEMBER 13, 1863-9.15 p. m.
We captured a man on the mountains this evening, who states that he came through La Fayette yesterday. Saw large column of infantry moving toward Chattanooga. About a mile in advance of where he saw them the road forks to Dalton. With the news this evening, does it not look as if they were running? Have one of your staff write ma fully of all Crook saw.
HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION, Camp at Valley Store, September 13, 1863-5.30 a. m.
Commanding Cavalry, Summerville:
COLONEL: General Crook directs me to say to you that if you think the force of cavalry is too strong for you to advance on the