War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0814 KY., SW.VA., TENN., MISS., N.ALA., AND N.GA.Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, September 24, 1863.

Brigadier-General MORTON,

Chief Engineer:

GENERAL: The general commanding wishes you to call for an immediate report of all the wagons belonging to and in charge of the pioneers, naming pontoon wagons and army wagons, number of each.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER DEPARTMENT, September 24, 1863.

Respectfully referred to Captain O'Connell, commanding Pioneer Brigade, with instructions to make said report to these headquarters without delay.

By command of Brigadier-General Morton:

J. B. REEVE,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, September 24, 1863.

Colonel INNES:

Use every means in your power to organize transportation for troops. I want Gillem and his regiment to-morrow to Bridgeport and the One hundred and second Ohio to Elk River Bridge, to aid in securing the railroad. Triplicates of the bridges must be made with all possible power and speed.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, September 24, 1863- 3.30 p.m.

General ROSECRANS:

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch. I can move troops as you suggest. Think I will do everything possible to meet your wants and wishes on this and everything else you may desire.

W. P. INNES,

Colonel and Military Superintendent.

HDQRS. SIGNAL CORPS, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24, 1863.

Captain JESSE MERRILL,

Chief Signal Officer, Department of the Cumberland:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor herein to report my observations in general, as last made yesterday evening from point of Lookout Mountain, of the disposition of the enemy's troops.

Our right was opposed until late last evening by cavalry, when some