HEADQUARTERS FIFTH KENTUCKY CAVALRY,
September 27, 1863.
MAJOR: I have the honor to report that all is quiet on the Tennessee River. Two deserters from the Third Georgia Cavalry were sent here to-day by Major Wharton. I will send them in to you to-morrow morning. They can give little or no information.
I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
WM. T. HOBLITZELL,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Comdg. Fifth Kentucky Cavalry.
HEADQUARTERS SECOND EAST TENNESSEE CAVALRY,
Jasper, September 27, 1863-8 p.m.
Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Corps:
SIR: Your dispatch of this morning is received. The wagons have not yet arrived. Everything quiet in this vicinity. I have just returned from river, where I have posted a battalion, two companies at Eyler's Ford and two at Shellmound, to watch the enemy, by order of Colonel McCook. A company of rebel cavalry made its appearance on the opposite bank of the river yesterday. Nothing further to communicate at present.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. R. COOK,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Comdg. Second East Tennessee Cavalry.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Chattanooga, Tenn., September 27, 1863.
SIR: The general commanding directs that all stragglers and recovered convalescents belonging to regiments at the front be forwarded with trains coming this way. He directs that you see that they are well organized and placed under officers. They will be armed and provided with ammunition and rations before starting. You will be particularly careful not to allow any stragglers to accompany trains to the front except as herein ordered.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
CHATTANOOGA, September 27, 1863.
Colonel W. P. INNES,
You can move the five companies from Elk River as you propose. By order of Major-General Rosecrans: