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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND.

September 19, 1863.\

General WAGNER:

What is the news?

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

CHATTANOOGA, September 19, 1863.

General WAGNER:

Engagement general along the whole line. Thomas is driving the enemy. Garfield represents the battle as fierce and going on well for us thus far,

OPERATOR,

SEPTEMBER 19, 1863.

Commanding officer at Stevenson will permit Major General L. H. Rousseau to go to Chattanooga.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, September 19, 1863-1.15 p.m.

W. G. BROWNLOW, Esq.,

Cincinnati:

You and Mr. Maynard are authorized to have ambulances to transport your women and children to Knoxville in General Burnside's train, with his consent. The quartermaster

in charge is authorized to furnish them on presentation of a copy of this telegram.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

FORT MONROE, VA., September 19, 1863-8 p.m.

(Received 8 p.m., 20 th.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Deserters continue to come in, all uniting in the story that a large portion of Lee's army has gone south and southwest. Even Wise's brigade, from the vicinity of Fort Darling, was under orders on Saturday last for Charleston. Deserters say that the subject of evacuating Virginia was discussed among the officers.

J. G. FOSTER,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 19, 1863-11.16 a.m.

Adjutant-General ANDERSON,

Cincinnati, Ohio:

As communications have been reopened with General Burnside, you will apply to him for instructions in regard to the movement of his troops.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.