War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0728 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

Pond Spring, September 18, 1863.

Major General P. H. SHERIDAN,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: Your dispatch in regard to the situation of our animals on the mountain is received. Colonel Boyd had orders nearly an hour ago to go up on to the mountain and bring all the baggage and supply trains of the corps down into the valley by the Cooper's Gap road. They will then be parked behind the corps, where they can be supplied with water and forage.

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

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

Pond Spring, September 18, 1863-5 p.m.

Major General P. H. SHERIDAN,

Commanding Third Division:

General McCook directs that you move your command immediately in rear of General Davis', on main road leading toward these headquarters. Further orders designating your new position will reach you on the way. Orders from department headquarters, just received, direct this movement to be made.

Very respectfully,

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Gordon's Mills, September 18, 1863-4.40 p.m.

General CRITTENDEN or General ROSECRANS,

Commanding, &c.,

GENERAL: Father Trecy has just come in, and reports that Wilder and Minty have formed a junction, and that though they are falling back they have not yet reached the Chattanooga and Rossville road, though very near to it. Father Trecy says the enemy apparently outnumber our troops 4 to 1, and that he drove us very vigorously for a time, but when he left the pursuit was not so vigorous. He says the enemy appears to have infantry, artillery, and cavalry.

Respectfully, &c.,

TH. J. WOOD,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

STEVENSON, September 18, 1863.

Captain W. C. RUSSELL:

I have just returned from Battle Creek. General Spear's command moved into camp at 12 m. to-day. Pontoon-bridge will be ready for crossing this evening. Troops from Caperton's Ferry moved from Stevenson to-day. Third Ohio Infantry moved to Bridgeport this morning. Two companies of cavalry returned from