War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0952 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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are crossing the Tennessee River just above Gunter's Landing, 28 miles from Bellefonte. The number crossed is 12,000 or 15,000. He says his information is reliable.

R. H. BRENTLINGER,

Captain, Commanding Company M.

HDQRS. SECOND BRIGADE, FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION,

Bridgeport, Ala., September 30, 1863.

Major W. H. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry corps:

In answer to your note of inquiry of the 26th instant, this day received I have the honor to report the disposition and force of this command as follows:

Second Indiana Cavalry, aggregate, 392; Fourth Indiana Cavalry, aggregate, 328; First Wisconsin Cavalry, aggregate, 406; total, 1, 126-at Bridgeport, Ala. Newell's section of artillery.

Second East Tennessee Cavalry at Jasper, Tenn., at last report, aggregate, 407.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. M. RAY,

Colonel, Commanding Second Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

Near Washington, September 30, 1863-10 a.m.

(Received 6.30 p.m.)

Major W. H. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Commanding Cavalry:

MAJOR: The enemy are endeavoring to cross at Cotton Port Ford, 3 miles from Washington. They are in very heavy force. I am fighting them.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE CROOK,

Brigadier-General, Comdg. Second Division Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND EAST TENNESSEE CAVALRY,

Jasper, Tenn., September 30, 1863-7 p.m.

Major SINCLAIR:

I have the honor to report all quiet in this vicinity. No information of the enemy.

I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WILL., R. McBATH,

Major, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

Near Smith's Cross-Roads, September [30], 1863-12 m.

(Received 11.30 p.m.)

Brigadier-General GARFIELD:

The rebels crossed last night in heavy force at a ford which they made for themselves. Wheeler's whole force is over with five days'