War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0724 KY., SW., VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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[Indorsement]

Colonel FLYNT:

Yesterday the line was closed while we were moving to this point. The dust prevented opening until dark.

SEITER,

Captain and Acting Signal Officer.

Journal of the operations of the Fourteenth Army Corps.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1863.

At 4 p.m. the whole corps moved to the left along Chickamauga Creek to Crawfish Spring. On arriving at that place received orders to march on the cross-roads leading to Chattanooga and La Fayette road by the Widow Glenn's house and take up a position near Kelly's farm, on the La Fayette road, connecting with Crittenden's corps on my right at Gordon's Mills.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Crawfish Spring, september 18, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel A. C. DUCAT:

The general commanding directs you to take charge of the discipline of headquarters camp, to see that everything is kept in proper order and that the guards are efficient. There has been complaint recently that many articles are stole from the wagons. The general desires you to devise some means to prevent this and punish the offenders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. GODDARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Crawfish Spring, September 18, 1863-5.40 p.m

Major-General THOMAS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding wishes to see you as soon as you can conveniently come to these headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. P. DROUILLARD,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

NEAR ALEXANDER'S BRIDGE,

September 18, 1863-3.30 p.m.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Crawfish Spring, Tenn.:

GENERAL: Colonel Minty has fallen back, after being re-enforced by two regiments and two pieces of artillery of mine. A rebel infantry force has crossed Chickamauga between Alexander's Bridge