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quarters to picket at the ford of Lookout Mountain, down the river, to-night . We will furnish a guide. Let the officer in charge lookout out for corn.

Respectfully, yours,

WM. H. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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 your order the Second East Tennessee Cavalry to report to these headquarters to-morrow morning at 5 o'clock. Also a good reliable officer from the Sixth Kentucky Cavalry, to accompany them on special duty, who will report at the same time.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. H. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION.

Referred to Colonel Ray, commanding Second Brigade, who will see that the within order is executed.

By order of Colonel E. M. McCook:

J. A. S. MITCHELL,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

[Second indorsement.]

Colonel Ray will send this order to Colonel Watkins, commanding Third Brigade, who will have a reliable officer from the Sixth Kentucky Cavalry report to General Mitchell at 5 a.m.

W. C. McGONIGAL,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

September 22, 1863-4 p.m.

General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The Fourth Regulars have had nothing to eat since yesterday.. General Thomas directed me to wait until they could get their breakfast, and then make a reconnaissance to the front. I have not been able to get the pack mules across the river yet. What shall I do? It will be soon getting dark, and my horses have had nothing to eat since yesterday.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. H. G. MINTY,

Colonel, Commanding.