War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0739 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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RIDGE ROAD, NEAR FULCHER'S

September 19, 1863-5.45 p.m.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have been here since 9.30 a.m. Everything quiet. Water is some distance off. I would like to know if I can unhitch the teams and send them under proper escort to water. A few stragglers coming this way, whom I am detaining.

Respectfully,

WM. M. WARD,

Colonel, Commanding.

CHATTANOOGA, [September 20,] 1863-3.40 p.m.*

General ROSECRANS:

The operator at Rossville says that the troops have quit passing there, and that he saw General Garfield going back to front while ago, and says that it is reported we are driving them.

Respectfully,

HOLDRIDGE.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863.

Major General G. H. THOMAS:

The general commanding wishes to know how the battle progresses on your front.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant.

WM. McMICHAEL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHATTANOOGA, September 19, 1863-9 p.m.

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Where will General Thomas' headquarters be to-morrow morning?

Answer.

J. G. PARKHURST,

Colonel and Provost-Marshal, Headquarters.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

Near Pond Spring, September 19, 1863-7 a.m.

[Colonel P. SIDNEY POST:]

COLONEL: Your communication giving information of position has been received, and referred to General McCook for his information. Your orders regulating your movements until you join the command will be giver direct from corps headquarters. General Davis is pleased to learn that you are will up, and expresses himself being anxious that you are with us before long and hopes it may be so.

T. W. MORRISON,

Assistant Adjutant-General

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*Printed out of chronological order. It should appear on p. 747.

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