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Michigan Infantry, will be ordered to Bridgeport immediately. The force is too light at Battle Creek, unless Spears' command falls back to that point. At this point three small regiments of infantry and fiver companies of Tenth Ohio Cavalry, but no artillery.

JAS. D. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

September 20, 1863-8.30 a.m.

Brigadier-General MITCHELL,

Crawfish Spring:

The general commanding wishes to know if you have heard from Post's brigade. Where is it?

Very respectfully,

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

September 20, 1863-9 a.m.

General MITCHELL,

Commanding cavalry:

General McCook directs me to ask you to send forward toward Stevens' Gap to ascertain Colonel Post's whereabouts, and to order him forward as speedily as possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS CHIEF OF CAVALRY,

Crawfish Spring, September 20, 1863-9.35 a.m.

General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL:

General Mitchell directs me to say that General Crook is within 2 miles of here with four regiments of cavalry-Firs, Third, and Fourth Ohio and Second Kentucky Cavalry-and five pieces of Stokes' battery. Everything quiet.

Respectfully, yours,

WM. H. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CHIEF OF CAVALRY,

Crawfish Spring, September 20, 1863-9.45 a.m.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD:

GENERAL: I have heard nothing from Colonel Post's brigade or General Crook's command. All quiet, though the rebels show a cavalry force at the fords.

ROBT. B. MITCHELL,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Cavalry.

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