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CRAWFORDVILLE, IND., September 21, 1863.

(Received 8 p.m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

I never authorized anybody to apply to you to grant me permission to make speeches anywhere. The armies are moving, battles being fought. I am ashamed at being made to stay at home. How much more would I be ashamed to go about making speeches. For months past I have been your respectful beggar for duty in the field. I am so yet, and shall continue. I decline reporting to Governor Morton.

LEW. WALLACE,

Major-General

COLUMBUS, OHIO, September 21, 1863.

General J. A. GARFIELD:

Is it advisable that I send extra surgeons and nurses to your army?

DAVID TOD,

Governor.

ROSSVILLE, September 21, 1863-11 p.m.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

General Garfield left here at 10.30; will arrive at Chattanooga about 11.30. He hopes you will not leave before his arrival.

OPERATOR.

CHATTANOOGA,, September 21, 1863.

Colonel DUCAT,

Rossville:

dispatch received. * Report frequently.

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

ROSSVILLE, September 21, 1863-6 p.m.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

General Thomas received all your dispatches. Everything all right. I am starting in.

ARTHUR C. DUCAT,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Inspector-General.

LEFT WING SIGNAL STATION,

September 21, 1863-2.30 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

A column of dust is seen on ridge north 50 degrees east. Also infantry and cavalry are seen in line on the ridge south 80 degrees east. Same as reported before. A few infantry, about 15 cavalry,

have come down the hill.

W. LEONARD,

Signal Officer.

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*See Ducat to Rosecrans, September 21, Part I, p. 154.

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