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CINCINNATI, OHIO,

September 21, 1863.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Knoxville:

General Rosecrans has been fighting for three days. Have just received a dispatch from Nashville dated this morning, saying the battle is still progressing, but still undecided. No particulars.

W. P. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHATTANOOGA, September 21, 1863-7.30 p.m.

Colonel SWEET,

Bridgeport:

Captain Porter, ordnance officer, has ordered up some ammunition. Send forward at once a train of fifty wagons under strong escort, on north side of river, to push through with all speed to this place. Send forward the remainder, as soon as it is loaded, by the same route.

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHATTANOOGA, September 21, 1863.-8.20 p.m.

Colonel SWEET,

Commanding at Bridgeport:

A man has just reached here from a train which he says was ordered back to Bridgeport by you and had halted at Shellmound for orders from here. Send orders to have it returned at once to Bridgeport. If it is in any danger on this side, it can cross at Battle Creek and go up on north side. Send forward no trains unless it be ammunition; that should only come about fifty wagons in a train and under heavy escort.

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, September 21, 1863.

Captain RAVENSCROFT,

Bridgeport:

You must bring but fifty wagons at a time . Come by the north side of the river.

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.