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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS, September 14, 1863-2.45 a. m.*

Colonel GODDARD:

I have only received one order to be in readiness to move to-morrow night from the general commanding. The order is dated 12.30 on the 13th. He has ordered me to move?


Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS RESERVE CORPS, Rossville, September 14, 1863-12.30 a. m.


Commanding Twenty-first Army Corps:

GENERAL: In obedience to instructions from department headquarters, I have the honor to report the arrival of three brigades of my command at this point, by forced marches, from Bridgeport. My ammunition train will not reach here before 5 p. m. to-day. If you need help let me know, and please tell me as minutely as possible how matters stand in your front, and if there is any movement of the enemy around your left flank; if so, what is it?


Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, September 14, 1863-4.25 a. m.

Major-General CRITTENDEN:

Your signal dispatch of 3.50 a. m. just received. I have answered by signal, and send this by courier. It is the instruction of the general commanding that you shall move before daybreak, as indicated in his dispatch of 12.20 yesterday.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS, Chattanooga Valley, September 14, 1863-10.30 a. m.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

My command is on Missionary Ridge at Henson's. No enemy between here and Chattanooga, and no force in front that I can hear of. No water on the ridge. I must go back or come down into the valley. Let me hear from you.


Major-General, Commanding.

(By signal from Gordon's Mills.)


*Repeated at 3.50 a. m.