War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0754 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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CRAWFISH SPRING,

September 20, 1863.

Lieutenant BACHTELL:

Do you know where infantry is that left Stevens' Gap yesterday

and cavalry that left Dougherty's Gap yesterday morning?

MITCHELL,

General, Commanding Cavalry.

SEPTEMBER 20, 1863.

Captain SHERIDAN:

Is Cooper's Gap still open?

MITCHELL,

General, Commanding Cavalry,

SEPTEMBER 20, 1863.

General MITCHELL:

General Crook's wagon train is passing here on mountain road toward Chattanooga. Think the gap is open, but have no sure means of knowing.

W. E. SHERIDAN,

Captain and Acting Signal Officer.

HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION,

Chattanooga Valley, 10 Miles from Chattanooga.

September 20, 1863-5.15 p.m.

Major SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I have the honor to inform you that I am at the forks of the road, picking up stragglers from General McCook's command. My regiments are in line, holding this position and guarding the train. I have a regiment of stragglers from the infantry for duty; also a battery. I shall remain here for further orders.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. P. CAMPBELL,

Colonel, Commanding.

HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

Missionary Mills, September 20, 1863-12.15 p.m.

General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: All is quiet here. A scout to Chickamauga Depot reports no enemy there. I have sent a scout to Graysville; will report further when it returns.

Respectfully, &c.,

R. H. G. MINTY,

Colonel, Commanding.