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there-to watch the enemy. No further intelligence of his movements. Colonel Campbell passed through this morning at 7.30 o'clock.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. R. COOK,

Lieutenant Colonel, Comdg. Second East Tennessee Cavalry.

JASPER, September 26, 1863-6 p.m.

Major SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Corps:

SIR: I have nothing new to report this evening. I have one company stationed at Eyler's Ferry to watch the enemy, who are reported to be on the other side, but have as yet made no demonstrations toward crossing. We are sadly in need of our wagons, extra private horses, and servants, who are still supposed to be with you at Chattanooga with our commissary.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. R. COOK,

Lieutenant Colonel, Comdg. Second East Tennessee Cavalry.

HDQRS. NINETY-SECOND ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS, Harrison's Landing, Tenn., September 26, 1863-4 p.m.

CAPTAIN AND ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL, General Crook's Division:

CAPTAIN: Mrs. Puckett, a loyal lady of Harrison, has just come down to the river bank, and reports a strong force of the enemy moving north on the other side of the river. The rebel soldiers said there were 40,000 of them going to Eldridge's Ford, 12 miles above here, to cross.

Respectfully,

S. D. ATKINS,

Colonel Ninety-second Illinois Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION, September 26, 1863-6 p.m.

Colonel ATKINS,

Commanding Ninety-second Illinois Volunteers:

COLONEL: Your dispatch received. I have gone into camp on Soddy, 3 miles from the ford [Eldridge's], and ready to re-enforce the force at the ford should it be attacked. In case no enemy appears to-night or in the morning, I will move on and leave instructions for the officer at the ford, with two companies and two pieces of artillery, to intrench himself.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE CROOK,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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