HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, September 16, 1863.
President Louisville and Nashville Railroad:
It will be absolutely necessary for your road to furnish us more transportation. The general impression is that private freight and express goods have preference over all others. I trust you will have this remedied at once. This transportation is a military necessity, and we must have it, even if we have to press the whole road into the service, which I shall not hesitate to do unless things are remedied.
W. S. ROSECRANS,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Crawfish Spring, September 16, 1863.
Captain J. C. VAN DUZER:
The general commanding wishes the telegraph line extended to this point as soon as possible. Build it via Rossville and the Dry Valley road. Complete it to Rossville, and open an office there as soon as you can.
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
CHATTANOOGA, September 16, 1863.
Supt. of Railroads, Dept. of the Cumberland:
The general commanding, directs me to say that 6 locomotives will be sent at once from General Hurlbut at Memphis to this department, by way of Louisville.
J. P. DROUILLARD,
Captain and Aide-de-Camp.
SEPTEMBER 16, 1863-12 midnight.
Cannot be more definite with accuracy. Smoke and dust were raised by troops passing to the south-southeast, as it was heaviest in that direction; distance, 20 miles; continued for more than an hour.
Lieutenant and Acting Signal Officer.
CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Crawfish Spring, September 16, 1863-4 p. m.
The general commanding directs corps commanders to send in at once a statement of the location of their picket lines.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. A. GARFIELD,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.
(Copy to Major-General Thomas, Major-General McCook, and Major-General Crittenden.)