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teers, which will be stationed at this place. The camp and garrison equipage will be taken by rail.

By order of Brigadier General T. W. Sweeny, commanding:


Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF MEMPHIS, Memphis, Tenn., September 16, 1863.

Major D. E. COON,

Commanding Second Iowa Cavalry:

You will until further orders send out daily strong patrols to reconnoiter the country between Memphis and White's Station, along the line of the military railroad. Any important information elicited or results attained will be reported direct to these headquarters. By order of Brigadier General James C. Veatch:


Assistant Adjutant-General.

[SEPTEMBER 16, 1863.-For Foster to Halleck, relating to re-enforcements from Lee to Bragg, &c., see Vol. XXIX, Part II, p. 199.]

FORT MONROE, September 16, 1863. (Received 7.15 p. m.)


The Richmond Dispatch of to-day received. Says:

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ATLANTA, September 14.

Generals Johnston and Forrest skirmished with the enemy near Dalton Friday. Forrest wounded. The Yankees advanced to Tunnel Hill. General Wheeler had a skirmish near La Fayette same day; enemy being too strong, fell back. A general engagement expected. Rosecrans occupies Chattanooga, and it is reported Burnside had joined him.


HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Near Gordon's Mills, Ga., September 16, 1863-8.25 p. m. (Received 12.20 p. m., 17th.)

Major-General HALLECK,

Washington, D. C.:

From information derived from various sources from my front, I have reason to believe what you assert in your dispatch of 4.30 p. m. of yesterday is true, and that they have arrived at Atlanta at last. Push Burnside down.*




*Copy as received by General Halleck reads: "and that they have arrived at Atlanta. At least push Burnside down."