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tion of 3.15 p.m. I have ordered four regiments, under command of Colonel Campbell, to the vicinity of Bridgeport to-night by forced march, which, with the regiment stationed at Jasper [Second East Tennessee], which can be used with the others sent, will make five. I have now of Colonel McCook's division three regiments left, and desire to know if you wish them to follow the others to-morrow morning. I have ordered General Crook with his division to take post in the vicinity of Washington, and take charge of guarding the fords and country above where Miller's brigade of mounted infantry guard, as we talked to-day. I have ordered him to relieve the Second Michigan, which is stationed at Dallas, and send it down this way.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. B. MITCHELL,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, September 25, 1863-8.10 p.m.

Brigadier-General MITCHELL,

Commanding Cavalry:

The general commanding directs me to say in reply to your communication of this date that he desires you to send the three regiments left of Colonel McCook's command to Bridgeport if it can be done without impairing the efficiency of other necessary dispositions heretofore made in accordance with orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, September 25, 1863-9.45 p.m.

Brigadier General R. B. MITCHELL:

The general commanding directs you to instruct the detachments from your command who are guarding fords to obstruct the approaches to them on the north side, so that should the enemy succeed in crossing the river they will be unable to get up the banks.

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 25, 1863.

Colonel McCOOK,

First Division Cavalry:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that you get your command in readiness to move immediately.

I am, your obedient servant,

WM. H. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.