War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0704 KY. SW., VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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is ordered to occupy. I can place General Baird on his left. As the enemy made some demonstrations this morning at Catlett's Gap, I would respectfully suggest that Reynolds remain where he is until McCook can place his troops in position to cover Dug Gap.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Alley's Spring, September 17, 1863-11.30 a.m.

General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff, Department Headquarters:

Dispatch of 1.30 p.m., september 16, just received. The dispatch referred to was also received and all subsequent orders, and are being rapidly carried into execution.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Crawfish Spring, September 17, 1863-11.45 a.m.

Major-General THOMAS:

Your dispatch of 10.20 a.m. is received. The general commanding approves your suggestions that General Reynolds' division remain where it is until General McCook places his troops in position to cover Dug Gap.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Crawfish Spring, September 17, 1863-1 p.m.

(Received 3 p.m.)

General THOMAS,

At General Critenden's Headquarters:

The general commanding directs me to say that General Reynolds reports infantry and cavalry coming through Dug Gap. The general commanding directs that you forward a copy of this to General McCook.

F. S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Cave Spring, September 17, 1863-9 p.m.

Brigadier General J. A. GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff, Department of the Cumberland:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report the movements of my corps as follow, viz:

Firs, Second, and Third Divisons changed their positions from their camps of yesterday, the First Division with its right resting