War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0928 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS.,N. ALA, AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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CHATTANOOGA, September 29, 1863.

Colonel INNES:

Strain every nerve to send through Hooker's corps. The troops must come through to Bridgeport. Let me know how soon [we may expect] those two companies of engineers. We need them much. Notify Colonel Scott, at Louisville, of your preparations, and General Morgan of your trains to Stevenson and Bridgeport in full time for him to make all needful arrangements for promptly unloading.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, September 29, 1863.

General ROSECRANS:

Four trains of troops will arrive here at about 5 this evening; they will be forwarded without change of cars. Innes wishes to know to what point to send them. I presume you intend they shall go to Bridgeport. If you have any orders to give send them to me care of Captain Dickson. I do not know who commands the advance.

Innes has no orders from you where to send them. There will be more here to-morrow and day after.

Respectfully,

C. GODDAR.

NASHVILLE, September 29, 1863-10.45 p.m.

General ROSECRANS:

Three thousand of Howard's (Eleventh) corps have passed through here to-night; will reach Bridgeport to-morrow morning about 10. Howard's chief of staff is here. Simmons has made arrangements to feed them. Seven thousand more will be down to-morrow and remainder next day. Hooker will be here to-morrow night, and will want detailed orders for disposition of the troops. In Hooker's order to Howard he tells him to let the men understand they are going to Mobile.

C. GODDARD.

CHATTANOOGA, September 29, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel GODDARD,

Nashville:

The general commanding directs that you return without delay.

R. S. THOMS,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN.,

September 29, 1863.

Colonel W. J. PALMER:

COLONEL: In obedience to your request I have the honor to report that an abundance of forage exists in the Sequatchie (Hog Trough)