War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0872 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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CHATTANOOGA, TENN., September 26, 1863-2 p.m. [Via Bridgeport, 11 p.m. Received 4 p.m., 27th.]

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Deserter, who came in this morning, reports that A. P. Hill is expected from Virginia; that attack is delayed, awaiting his arrival; that Johnston is sick and Breckinridge is in command of his troops.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

COLUMBUS, OHIO, September 26, 1863.

General J. A. GARFIELD:

I have a corps of surgeons at Louisville awaiting my orders. Advise me when I shall order them forward. Can you give me any information in relation to Captain A. H. Stanton of the Sixteenth U. S. Infantry? If wounded, how severely.

DAVID TOD,

Governor.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, September 26, 1863.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Comdg. Confederate Forces in front of Chattanooga:

GENERAL: I presume that our wounded left in your hands will receive such care and attention as it is possible for you to accord, but as medical supplies and food for the large numbers wounded in the late battle may not be sufficient, I should be glad to aid in caring for these of our army. To this end, if it meets your views, I will send and bring within our lines, after they have been paroled, such of them as can be transported, and will send such medical supplies as may be necessary for the comfort of those who remain.

Colonel McKibbin, aide-de-camp, accompanied by Majors Dana and Bond and Captain Swaim, will bear this communication and await your reply.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General, Commanding.

SIGNAL STATION ACROSS RIVER, Two and one-half Miles north 12 Degrees east, September 26, 1863-9.05 a.m.

Captain MERRILL:

The rebels are still at the base of Mission Ridge. Their picket force is about the same as ours this morning.

FORAKER.

CAMERON'S HILL, September 26, 1863-10.45 a.m.

Captain MERRILL:

Rebel signal station working on Lookout Point. An officer on right of our line could read the flag.

HOWGATE,

Acting Signal Officer.