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supplies for General Rosecrans' army. If necessary at least one ca a day must be reserved for the shipment of medical stores. Please inform Surgeon Maylert (now in Louisville) that the medical supplies can be shipped, and acknowledge receipt of this.

By command of Major-General Burnside:

W. P. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1863.

Captain W. PRESCOTT SMITH,

Assistant Quartermaster, Baltimore:

Has all the artillery of both corps been started? Please telegraph me when the rear of the entire column is in motion and past Washington. Answer at Cincinnati.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1863.

Colonel THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Louisville, Ky.:

Arrange to send on the troops by most direct and expeditious route from Louisville to Bridgeport. We hope to be in Louisville on Wednesday morning; seven officers, servant additional.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

CHATTANOOGA, September 29, 1863-10.30 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

If the enemy move on you it may not be possible for us to succor you.

It seems to me you must concentrate at Kingston, refusing your left to Knoxville, and covering the space between you and us with cavalry.

Two divisions rebel infantry have been reported at Georgetown; not certain. Hill's corps is toward Cleveland. Polk's Longstreet's, and Johnston's corps on my front erecting batteries. What they intend cannot tell.

What is your force?

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, September 29, 1863.

Brigadier-General BOYLE,

Louisville:

Please send by to-morrow's train two regiments of infantry for temporary duty at Nashville. I want to draw troops from there to guard the railroad, which is now vital to us.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General, Commanding.