War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0714 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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any points which can be safely cut down more, do so. The War Department has ordered Hurlbut's and Sherman's corps to cross over to the Tennessee, which will thoroughly protect our right and rear.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Crawfish Spring, September 17, 1863-7.30 p.m.

Major General GORDON GRANGER:

Colonel Wilder has been sent with his mounted brigade to the vicinity of Alexander's Mill, intermediate between Minty's and Wood's position. The general commanding directs you to send a messenger to Colonel Minty for a report of anything that may have occurred or that he has observed to-day. When the report is received he desires you to send it to these headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. GODDARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Crawfish Spring, September 17, 1863-10 p.m.

Major General G. GRANGER:

The general commanding directs you to order General Spears' command, now at Jasper, to cross the river and take post at Wauhatchie. The design is to bring that force nearer within your reach in case of emergency, and also that they may serve as a protection to Lookout Valley.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

NASHVILLE, September 17, 1863-9 p.m.

[General GARFIELD:]

Following dispatch just received from Gallatin:

GALLATIN, September 17, 1863.

Brigadier General R. S. GRANGER:

Heard from there yesterday. They had a fight with about 200 rebels, and the rebels were repulsed, with a small loss of 3 men wounded on our side. Sent 100 mounted men up there this morning; have not heard from there since they left.

Will telegraph as soon as I hear from them.

H. K. McCONNELL,

Colonel, Commanding.

R. S. GRANGER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Chattanooga, Tenn., September 17, 1863.

General J. A. GARFIELD:

GENERAL: Everything here is doing will. I received a communication from Colonel Byrd, of General Burnside's army, which I for-