War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0948 KY., SW. VA., TENN.,MISS. N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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General Meigs has telegraphed about wagons and animals. We want nails, assorted, for pontoons. Have plenty of rope, assorted sizes. See to axes, spade, hatchets, picks, and clothing, especially shoes, canteens, and haversacks. Tell Simmons to write.

ROSECRANS.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, September 30, 1863.

Colonel S. SIMMONS,

Chief Commissary, Nashville:

The general commanding directs me to say that you must have some one here to represent you to run your office at headquarters.

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, Tenn., September 30, 1863.

Captain W. E. MERRILL:

The major-general commanding desires me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 28th instant, and say that he accepts the views that you have expressed in reference to the organization of the engineer department of this army. All officers of the Topographical Engineers are under your direction, and orders to them by Brigadier-General Morton, chief engineer, will be conveyed through you and not to them direct.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, September 30, 1863.

Captain W. C. MOREAU:

The general commanding directs that you send your company out in the direction of Pikeville on a scouting expedition, establishing headquarters at or near Dunlap, from which place you will send patrols to report everything that is going on. Your command will report to the nearest military commander and also directly to these headquarters fully and frequently everything that is going on.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

WALDEN'S RIDGE,

September 30, 1863-11 a.m.

Captain MERRILL:

Hear cannonading in the direction of Bridgeport.

BERRY,

Acting Signal Officer.