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OFFICE OF CAVALRY BUREAU,

Washington, D. C., September 18, 1863.

Major General D. S. STANLEY,

Comdg. Cav., Army of the Cumberland,

Via Chattanooga, Tenn.:

How many cavalry horses do you require for immediate use, and, in addition, how many will you require between now and the 1st of January, 1864? What can cavalry horses be bought for in Tennessee?

GEORGE STONEMAN,

Major-General, Chief of Cavalry.

HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

Ringgold Road, September 18, 1863-5 a.m.

Officer commanding Rossville:

All quiet at this point during the night.

ROBT. H. G. MINTY,

Colonel, Commanding.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 18, 1863 - 11.30 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Knoxville, Tenn.:

Five thousand arms will be placed at your disposal in Cincinnati. General Meade does not believe that any of Ewell's forces have gone west. A part, at least, of Longstreet's corps has gone to Atlanta.

It is believed that Bragg, Johnston, and Hardee, with the unexchanged prisoners from Vicksburg and Port Hudson, are concentrating against Rosecrans. You must give him all the aid in you power. Not hearing from you I directed your adjutant-general at Cincinnati to push forward all available troops.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

CAMP NELSON, KY.,

September 18, 1863.

Colonel BOWEN or

Colonel BABCOCK:

Finding General Willcox here, I have given him charge of the troops now arriving. General Potter and I will start to-morrow.

JOHN G. PARKE,

Major-General.

CINCINNATI, September 18, 1863 - 8 p.m.

Major-General PARKE,

Crab Orchard:

To-morrow will send you one other battery, the Twenty-fourth Ohio; also a battalion of cavalry, the Fourth Independent Ohio.

By command of Major-General Burnside:

W. P. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.