[Copy to Major-General Thomas, Major-General Crittenden, Major-General McCook, Major-General Granger, Brigadier-General Mitchell, Brigadier-General Garfield, Brigadier-General Morton, Lieutenant Colonel C. Goddard, Lieutenant Colonel H. C. Hodges, Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Simmons, Lieutenant Colonel A. C. Ducat, Surg. G. Perin, Major F. S. Bond, and Colonel James Barnett.]
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, September 27, 1863.
Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:
GENERAL: The general commanding directs you to detail a good regiment, under an efficient and able officer, to construct a wagon road on the north side of the river. Direct the commanding officer of the regiment to report early to-morrow morning to Lieutenant-Colonel Ducat at these headquarters, who will give him the necessary instructions. The regiment itself can cross the river early in the morning and await further orders, which will be given its commanding officer by Colonel Ducat.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Chattanooga, September 27, 1863.
Lieutenant Colonel J. P. SANDERSON,
Fifteenth U. S. Infantry:
COLONEL: Your note in regard to Colonel Croxton is just received. I shall take pleasure in making honorable mention of Colonel Croxton in my official report, and also to recommend him for a brigadier-generalship.
GEO. H. THOMAS,
Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.
HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS, September 27, 1863-7 a.m.
Chief of Staff:
Everything quiet on my lines last night and this morning. Colonel Laiboldt, commanding grand guard on the right, reports hearing the enemy removing his artillery from Lookout Mountain, He will feel the mountain as soon as he can see. Two men wounded in the attack of yesterday morning were brought in last night by General Johnson's pickets. They belong to the Fifth South Carolina, Jenkins' brigade, Hood's division, Longstreet's corps. They were not in the battle on Sunday. They arrived on the field on Monday. They report but one division in my immediate front, the rest of the army back at Big Spring.
A. McD. McCOOK,