HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Chattanooga, September 20, 1863-4.30 p.m.
On Ringgold [Road]:
Your dispatch of 3.20 received. Do as you propose. colonel McCook can help you. General Granger is up at the front.
W. S. ROSECRANS,
HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,
Ringgold Road, September 20, 1863-9 p.m.
GENERAL: The man by whom you sent me dispatch this p.m. was captured by the enemy; consequently I have not received your dispatch. I drove Scott's brigade over the river on this road this p.m. I am camped to-night near the cross-roads, covering both roads. I have not been able to discover the position of your left since you were fighting.
R. H. G. MINTY,
KNOXVILLE, September 20, 1863-8 p.m.
(Received 2.35 p.m.,. 21st.)
Dispatch of 18th received. You may be sure that I will do all I can for Rosecrans. Arrived here last night and am hurrying troops in his direction. I go up the road to-night for a day. Am glad your ordered my assistant adjutant-general as you did.
A. E. BURNSIDE,
CINCINNATI, September 20, 1863.
The One hundred and sixteenth Regiment Indiana Volunteers leaves here at 10 o'clock for Nicholasville; the Ohio battery will leave by train early in the morning. The battalion of Ohio cavalry leaves here this evening to join you, marching direct to Lexington.
By command of Major-General Burnside:
W. P. ANDERSON,
September 20, 1863.
W. P. HOLLOWAY,
Governor's Private Secretary, Indianapolis, Ind.:
Your telegram of Thursday has not been received. The One hundred and sixteenth, however, arrived here at daylight this morning. They were at once sent to the front.
W. P. ANDERSON,