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Semi-weekly report of effective force of Pioneer Brigade, * P. O'Connell, captain First Ohio Volunteer Infantry, commanding, September 17, 1863.

Headquarters Infantry Total

Command Off Men Tot Off Men Tota Off Men Aggr Hors

ice al ice l ice egat es

rs rs rs e

Headquar 13 22 35 --- --- --- 13 22 35 ---

ters

Pioneer

Brigade

First --- --- --- 25 372 397 25 372 397 ---

Battalio

n,

Captain

C. J.

Stewart

Second --- --- --- 7 54 61 7 54 61 ---

Battalio

n,

Captain

C. Smith

Third --- --- --- 18 306 324 18 306 324 ---

Battalio

n,

Captain

R.

Clements

First --- --- --- 3 65 68 3 65 68 112

Pioneer

Squadron

(mounted

), First

Lieutena

nt W.

Murphy.

Total 13 22 35 53 797 850 66 819 885 112

P. O'CONNELL,

Captain, First Ohio Vol. Infty, Comdg. Pioneer Brigade.

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, September 17, 1863.

General MITCHELL:

The enemy have attacked the Second Indiana Cavalry, and now are trying to cut it off with the train.

WOOD,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS CHIEF OF CAVALRY,

DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Pond Spring, september 17, 1863-10.30 p.m.

General GARFIELD:

GENERAL: Inclosed please find dispatch from Colonel McCook, commanding First Division Cavalry. I have ordered him to remain where he is for the present, throw pickets well out, and in the morning feel out to the front and see what he can find.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT, B. MITCHELL,

Brigadier-General and Chief of cavalry.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION CAVALRY,

Cedar Grove, September 17, 1863.

General J. A. GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff, or

Major W. H. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Corps:

GENERAL: I received the order to move on Stevens' Gap at 5.15 o'clock this afternoon, and have just gone into camp here at dark, 6 miles from Stevens' Gap. I send a staff officer through to-night, because I prefer remaining with my command in case of an attack.

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*For order organizing this command, see Series I, Vol. XX, Part II, p. 6.

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