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eral Crook in holding the Alpine route and Dougherty's Gap. Send McCook by the most direct route. Direct him to report to these headquarters in person or through a staff officer in advance of his column for orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Crawfish Spring, September 16, 1863-4.30 p. m.

Brigadier General R. B. MITCHELL,

Commanding Cavalry.

GENERAL: The general commanding desires you to report to-night the position of all your command.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Winston's, September 16, 1863.

Colonel McCOOK,

Commanding First Cavalry Division:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that you move with your division to this point at once. By the time you get here the road will be clear, so you can go up the mountain. Move at 10.30 a. m., say.

Colonel Watkins' brigade will take post here and guard this valley. He will report to General Mitchell for instructions. If the men have any forage they had better take a feed with them. Take three days' rations in the haversacks.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. H. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Winston's, September 16, 1863.

Colonel McCOOK,

Commanding First Cavalry Division:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that you send your supply train to Stevens' Gap, with the infantry train that goes there. Bring it up here with you, and it can probably get to the top of the mountain to-night.

Respectfully, yours,

WM. H. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.