War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0938 KY., SW. VA, TENN., MISS., N. ALA, AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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[Indorsements.]

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,,

Chattanooga, October 8, 1863.

Respectfully forwarded.

The paper marked C is a true copy. I received the order to move verbally from the general commanding the army and at once issued the order C. Before issuing order C I had sent an officer with General Negley's staff officer to point out Colonel Grose's position. I wished Grose brought off with the support of my other brigades, as he was then skirmishing with the enemy. I have referred to this matter in my report.

JOHN M. PALMER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Chattanooga, October 9, 1863.

Respectfully forwarded.

T. L. CRITTENDEN,

Major-General, Commanding.

NASHVILLE, September 29, 1863.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

Troops arriving from Louisville. Shall I forward at once to Stevenson or Bridgeport?

R. S. GRANGER,

Brigadier-General.

CHATTANOOGA, September 29, 1863.

Brigadier General R. S. GRANGER,

Nashville:

Troops from General Boyle's command will remain at Nashville. All others arriving will be forwarded to Stevenson.

WILLIAM McMICHAEL,

Major, Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copy to Colonel Innes, Nashville.)

NASHVILLE, September 29, 1863.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

I am at the end of my row. The North western Railroad will be in running order 28 miles by the end of this week if you will give me three other regiments of infantry; I have but one. I will find laborers to do the work by pressing all the inhabitants if necessary. I have no cavalry, but if you will give the three regiments asked I will make cavalry, but to press the road I must have guards enough to work all along it at the same time.

ALVAN C. GILLEM,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers.