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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, September 22, 1863-11 a.m.

Major-General THOMAS,

Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs you to establish your temporary headquarters in some permanent position where you can overlook your front, and notify adjacent commanders and these headquarters where they are.

Respectfully,

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[SEPTEMBER 22, 1863.]

Major-General THOMAS:

GENERAL: I sent the Fourth Michigan to report to you. The Fourth Regulars have been without anything to eat since yesterday morning; hence any delay in reporting to you with the rest of my brigade. Shall I move forward with the Seventh Pennsylvania, or shall I wait for the Fourth Regulars and take all forward together?

I am, respectfully, &c.,

ROBT. H. G. MINTY,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

The general commanding directs that [you] wait for the Fourth Regulars, and then make a reconnaissance in front with your whole brigade.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FLYNT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

CHATTANOOGA, September 22, 1863-6.45 p.m.

Major-General ROUSSEAU,

Commanding First Division:

Your are directed by the general commanding to march your division to the support of Van Cleve, on Crittenden's extreme left.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. E. FLYNT,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. FIRST BRIG., FOURTH DIV. 14TH ARMY CORPS,

FRIAR'S ISLAND, September 22, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I sent a scouting party to Thayer's Ferry last night who report no enemy in that vicinity. I am too unwell this morn-