War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0831 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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SEPTEMBER 24, 1863.

Brigadier General J. D. MORGAN, Bridgeport:

Organize and send forward soldiers belonging to regiments at the front, with the escorts of trains coming through. See that they are armed and provided with rations and ammunition.

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Brigadier-General MORGAN, Bridgeport:

We have information that a cavalry force has crossed into Trenton Valley-intention to cross over river and intercept our communications. Direct Twenty-first Kentucky, now at Whiteside's, to cross river at Battle Creek and come this way as soon as possible.

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

R. S. THOMS,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, September 24, 1863.

Brigadier General J. D. MORGAN, Bridgeport:

Have all the fords and ferries at which the enemy could cross the river well barricaded and vigilantly watched, so that you can prevent any attempt of the enemy to cross.

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHATTANOOGA, September 24, 1863.

Colonel R. F. SMITH, Bridgeport:

Your report of trains received. The mounted infantry and the regiment are to come here. Heavy escorts are not necessary.

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SEPTEMBER 24, 1863.

Colonel R. F. SMITH, Bridgeport:

Send the 150 cavalry with the 450 horses down at once by the shortest route, which is by Kelley's and the Haley road, following the courier line. Direct the officer to report the horses to Colonel Hodges, chief quartermaster here.

By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.