War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0744 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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The cavalry force at Dougherty's Gap, Valley Head, and from Colonel Minty's brigade has not yet been reported. The notice was not received until yesterday a. m.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. B. MITCHELL,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Widow Glenn's, September 19, 1863-6 p.m.

Brigadier General R. B. MITCHELL:

The major-general commanding directs that you detail a regiment of cavalry to bring water along the line in buckets.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. McMICHAEL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

ROSSVILLE ROAD,

September 19, 1863-4.20 p.m.

General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: There is no truth in the report of rebel cavalry having been on this road. The train is parked at the side of the road about 2 miles from Rossville. I crossed to the east side of the ridge. All appeared to be going well. Our men were advancing, and large squads of prisoners were being brought out of the wood.

Respectfully, &c.,

R. H. G. MINTY,

Colonel, Commanding.

HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

September 19, 1863 - 7 p.m.

General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have arrived at General Thomas' headquarters, but the general is at Gordon's Mills. I have gone into camp to feed my tired horses and have reported to Colonel Flynt, assistant adjutant-general, Fourteenth Army Corps.

Respectfully,

R. H. G. MINTY,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

September 19, 1863-9.50 p.m.

General GARFIELD,

GENERAL: In my dispatch of this p.m. I omitted to mention that I have strong pickets on the ridge, for observation. Up to this time all is quiet.

Respectfully,

R. H. G. MINTY,

Colonel.