War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0644 KY.,SW. VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N. ALA.,AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, September 15, 1863-4.30 p. m.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Chattanooga, Tenn.:

From information received here to-day it is very probable that three divisions of Lee's army have been sent to re-enforce Bragg. All the available forces in the Departments of the Ohio and Cumberland should be brought to the front to meet the enemy. Sherman and Hurlbut will bring re-enforcements to the Tennessee River as rapidly as possible.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C., September 15, 1863.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Commanding Department of the Cumberland:

There being no draft in Indiana, officers and men who have been instructed to report at rendezvous at Indianapolis are ordered to return to their regiments.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHATTANOOGA, September 15, 1863.

General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

The troops having been withdrawn from the line of the road west of Stevenson, I have also withdrawn my men and closed the officers at Huntsville and Flint River. Line is left intact, and can ba reopened at any time.

Very respectfully,

J. C. VAN DUZER,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp, Superintendent Telegraph.

MOUNTAIN TOP, September 15, 1863-8 p. m.

General ROSECRANS:

Mr. Warren, a man who has been in the employ of the Government, wishes to telegraph that the rebels can come around the head of McLemore's Cove and reach this point by keeping on the top of the mountain. He also say that rebels were seen within 5 miles of this place yesterday.

S. F. REBER,

Lieutenant and Actg. Signal Officer, in Charge Telegraph Train.