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HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

September 21, 1863.

Brigadier-General MITCHELL,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: A messenger from the front reports a heavy body of rebel cavalry moving up the road in this direction, 3 1/2 miles out, and men escaped from the hospital this morning report infantry moving up the road we came up yesterday.

Very respectfully,

GEORGE CROOK,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. SECOND BRIGADE, SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

Ringgold Road, September 21, 1863-10.15 a.m.

Major-General THOMAS, or

OFFICER COMMANDING INFANTRY REAR:

My scouts report a column advancing on left front. Report to the general commanding.

R. H. G. MINTY,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade,

Semi-weekly report of the effective force of the Pioneer Brigade, Captain P. O'Connell commanding, September 21, 1863

Headquarters Infantry Total

Command Of Me To Of Men Tot Of Men Aggr Hors

fi n ta fi al fi egat es

ce l ce ce e

rs rs rs

Headquarters 13 22 35 -- --- --- 13 22 35 ---

Pionner

Brigade

First -- -- -- 24 372 396 24 372 396 ---

Battalion,

Captain

Charles J.

Stewart.

Second -- -- -- 7 58 65 7 58 65 ---

Battalion,

Captain

Correll Smith

Third -- -- -- 14 324 338 14 324 338 ---

Battalion,

Captain Robert

Clements.

First Pioneer -- -- -- 3 58 61 3 58 61 114

Squadron

(mounted

infantry),

Lieutenant

Wyman Murphy.

Total. 13 22 35 48 812 860 61 834 895 114

P. O'CONNELL,

Captain., First Ohio Vol. Infty., Comdg. Pioneer Brigade.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 21, 1863-2.45 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Knoxville, Tenn.:

General Rosecrans telegraphs at 9 o'clock this morning that if your troops do not join him immediately, they will be compelled to move down the north side of the Tennessee River. As the enemy has driven General Rosecrans back to near Chattanooga, Bragg may throw a force immediately into East Tennessee between you and

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