War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0873 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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CAMERON'S HILL, September 26, 1863-5,30 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

Can see camp-fires extending along foot of ridge from a point due east to another one southeast from here, being most numerous at the latter point. Should think three divisions in sight.

HOWGATE,

Lieutenant and Acting Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND, September 26, 1863-6.15 p.m.

Captain JONES:

Have had no report from you to-day. Expect one immediately.

MERRILL,

Chief Signal Officer.

CRANE'S HILL, September 26, 1863-6.30 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

In accordance with instructions I have just reported to Captain Seiter. Report all quiet.

JONES,

Acting Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND, September 26, 1863-7 p.m.

Captain JONES:

A copy of all reports of information, no matter to whom addressed, must be sent to these headquarters.

MERRILL,

Captain and Signal Officer.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, September 26, 1863.

No officer or other person not connected with department or corps headquarters or the post will be permitted to occupy houses within the city as quarters without permission of the commanding general of the department. Such as have his permission will not be permitted to select for themselves, but will apply to the post quartermaster, who will assign them such as may be at his disposal for such purposes. When the quartermaster desires the use of any private dwelling, he will apply to the provost-marshal of the post, who will, if he deems it proper, grant him the use of the same. All persons occupying dwelling-houses or other buildings will be held responsible that no injury is done thereto. The provost-marshal will see that the families of loyal citizens are not molested, and that their property