War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0764 KY, SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Rossville, September 21, 1863.

Major-General REYNOLDS,

Commanding Fourth Division:

The general commanding desires you to inform General McCook of the time you commence your movement, that he may regulate his movements by yours.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. E. FLYNT,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Rossville, September 21, 1863-1.15 p.m.

Major-General McCOOK,

Commanding Twentieth Army Corps:

The enemy are reported moving on both our flanks. So reported by Colonel Minty.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. E. FLYNT,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

(Copy to General Crittenden.)

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Rossville, September 21, 1863-9.15 p.m.

Major-General McCOOK,

Commanding Twentieth Army Corps:

The general desires you to observe great care in retiring your troops, and not to move them until an hour after General Reynolds has commenced moving. Wheeler is reported to be in camp in the valley in your front. Your troops should be in supporting distance.

General Rosecrans telegraphs that McPherson and Sherman have been ordered here.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. E. FLYNT,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

September 21, 1863-9.45 p.m.

Major General P. H. SHERIDAN,

Commanding Third Division:

If you h ave not already ordered the caissons of your batteries to be sent forward to Chattanooga, General McCook directs that you have them sent there immediately by the Chattanooga Valley route, without waiting to be sent with your troops. Let them be withdrawn as quietly as possible. The road is an excellent one.

Very respectfully,

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.