War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0617 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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of infantry, cavalry, and artillery passing toward Summerville, on the La Fayette road. If you come in contact with this party, fall back slowly and watch their movements, and report to General Stanley. He may go to Alpine to-night, and may camp at the Big Spring, about 9 miles from Alpine. Please communicate with me as soon as you get this what you have seen and learned, and what you will do.

Respectfully, yours,

WM. H. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DEEP SPRING, GA., September 13, 1863.

Colonel A. P. CAMPBELL,

Commanding First Brigade:

This command will be in readiness to march and the advance will move at 6 a. m. to-morrow.

Order of march: First Brigade, Second Brigade, Third Brigade.

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By command of Colonel E. M. McCook:

JNumbers PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copy to Colonel D. M. Ray, commanding Second Brigade, and Colonel L. D. Watkins, commanding Third Brigade.)

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, D. C., September 13, 1863-1 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Knoxville:

It is important that all the available forces of your command be pushed forward into East Tennessee. All your scattered forces should be concentrated there. So long as we hold Tennessee, Kentucky is perfectly safe. Move down your infantry as rapidly as possible toward Chattanooga to connect with Rosecrans.

Bragg may merely hold the passes of the mountains to cover Atlanta, and move his main army through Northern Alabama to reach the Tennessee River, and turn Rosecarns' right and cut off his supplies. In this case he will turn Chattanooga over to you, and move to intercept Bragg.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, September 13, 1863.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Knoxville, Tenn., via Louisville:

Your cipher dispatch of 9th instant received. Have deferred writing until I could ascertain something of the enemy's intentions more reliable than the rumor that he had gone to Rome. He never