War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0967 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Dunlap, Tenn., August 23, 1863-8.30 p.m.

Brigadier-General WOOD,

Commanding Post, Therman:

General Wagner's report of to-day from near Chattanooga is received.* The general commanding directs me to inform you that he has just learnt that the Second Division train will be within 9 miles of this place to-night, and that it is only partially loaded with commissary supplies, there not being sufficient on hand at McMinnville to load the thirty wagons sent.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

Not a word from department headquarters on the subject of supplies or any other subject.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Dunlap, Tenn., August 24, 1863.

Brigadier-General WOOD,

Therman:

By command of the general commanding I send you Captain Moreau and his 16 men to open communication between Therman and Jasper. Perhaps by sending a man through to General Reynolds you might induce him to meet you half way with couriers, in which case these men would be ample.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Dunlap, Tenn., August 24, 1863-11.15 p.m.

Brigadier-General WOOD,

Therman:

The general commanding directs me to state that he has received information from department headquarters that there were 20,000 rations at Tracy City, and more ordered. You had better, therefore, send your wagons there.

Respectfully,

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Dunlap, Tenn., August 24, 1863.

Brigadier General H. P. VAN CLEVE,

Third Division, Twenty-first Army Corps:

GENERAL: Captain Moreau reported here last evening with 16 men, and I have ordered him to Therman this morning. He wants his

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*See page 137.

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