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trains on the north side of the river. You will take especial pains to stop all stragglers and organize them, permitting none to pass beyond your obedient servant,

C. GODDARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[SEPTEMBER 22, 1863.] - 7.35.

[GENERAL ROSECRANS?]

Have delivered order to General Spears. No troops between him and bridge. Two pieces of regiments are all that he has. The three companies going to railroad will leave General Spears eleven companies.

McKIBBIN.

Part of Mitchell's force is coming in. Worley has gone up to point out the road for blasting. I will move on to see if I can reach Summertown .

McK.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, September 22, 1863.

General R. B. MITCHELL.

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: You will please have the country on the side of the river you are on scoured for forage. I want eight or ten day's forage collected, if possible.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

September 22, 1863-10.30 a.m.

General MITCHELL:

Order your troops as soon as they come in to cross at the head of the island, and send an advance out to mark the way with buoys. Yourself and most of your cavalry must pass over the river. The bridge is used for wagons. Send the first regiment over the Shallow Ford road, through the fields to our left.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS CHIEF OF CAVALRY,

DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Island Ferry, September 22, 1863.

Colonel E. M. McCOOK,

Commanding First Cavalry Division:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that you go into camp near the river, and send a picket of two companies to these head-