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SIGNAL STATION IN REAR OF CRITTENDEN, September 26, 1863-9 a.m.

Colonel G. E. FLYNT,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff:

I notice this a.m. very heavy smoke in woods at base of Missionary Ridge, from near tunnel to gap on Moore's Hill road, Crittenden's front. Immediately east of General Wood's command I notice one regiment [probably two or three] of rebels. Their arms appear to stacked and they at a rest.

WM. QUINTON,

Lieutenant, and Acting Signal Officer, 14th Army Corps.

SIGNAL STATION IN REAR OF CRITTENDEN, September 26, 1863-9 a.m.

Colonel G. E. FLYNT,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff:

I notice this a.m. very heavy smoke in woods at base of Missionary Ridge, from near tunnel to gap on Moore's Hill road, Crittenden's front. Immediately east of General Wood's command I notice one regiment [probably two or three] of rebels. Their arms appear to be stacked and they at a rest.

WM. QUINTON,

Lieutenant, and Acting Signal Officer, 14th Army Corps.

SIGNAL STATION IN REAR OF CRITTENDEN, September 26, 1863-11.40 a.m.

Colonel G. E. FLYNT:

I have discovered one rebel signal station east 53 degrees south of my station. The house at which they have established their station appears to be the headquarters of some general, a number of walltents being pitched all around. They run two stations from the house, one of which apparently communicates with the Lookout Mountain.

WM. QUINTON,

Lieutenant, and Acting Signal Officer, 14th Army Corps.

FIRST DIVISION, FOURTEENTH CORPS SIGNAL STATION, September 26, 1863-12.40 p.m.

Major-General THOMAS:

The rebel battery in open field foot of Missionary Ridge in front of General Rousseau has been moved since 10 a.m. They had occupied that position since yesterday noon.

E. F. C. KLOKKE,

Lieutenant, Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS, September 26, 1863.

General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

SIR: I have just returned from opposite the right of General McCook's line, and from a high eminence to the other side of the run I discover in the valley and apparently on Sand Mountain great quantities of dust. I observed it for half an hour, and it seemed to me to increase rather than diminish. The point that I was at is about three-quarters of a mile below the lower bridge.

I have the honor to be, your obedient servant.

B. D. WILLIAMS,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.