War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0636 KY.,SW. VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N. ALA.,AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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o'clock to-day. We have been delayed in consequence of bad roads. Many of the wagons are smashed to pieces, and hundreds of shoes torn from feet of our animals. Will keep you constantly advised from Rossville. I have no cavalry. If there is any at Chattanooga, send me at least a regiment to enable me to picket and watch the roads, as ordered in General Garfield's dispatch.



7.10 a. m.

P. S.-The head of General Steedman's column is now here.

HEADQUARTERS RESERVE CORPS, Rossville, Ga., September 14, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel GODDARD:

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department Headquarters:

COLONEL: The firing heard in this vicinity this afternoon was McCook's men emptying their guns. I case I move from this point General Wagner will be promptly notified. Please keep me fully advised of all that comes within your notice in relation to the different corps movements.

Yours, respectfully,


Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, September 14, 1863-1.30 p. m.

Major General G. GRANGER:

GENERAL: Your dispatch from Lookout Creek this a. m. was duly received. There is no cavalry at this post which can be sent to you but one battalion you left here to do vedette and patrol duty. The copy of your dispatch of 12.50 to General Crittenden has just arrived. The last advises received from him indicate no force of the enemy except a few cavalry pickets or scouts within 6 miles of him in any direction. I have no news from the general commanding as yet.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

TULLAHOMA, September 14, 1863-6 p. m.

Captain S. B. MOE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

About 400 rebels took Winchester, robbed it, and left for Fayetteville, closely pursued by our cavalry this afternoon.


Colonel, Commanding.