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train across the river and leave your supply train on this side. The general wishes you to superintend the crossing of your division in person, in order that it may be effected without accident or delay.

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

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

STEVENSON, ALA., August 30, 1863.

Colonel HEG:

The following is an extract from a communication received from Brigadier-General Garfield, chief of staff:

Major-General McCOOK:

The general commanding is gratified at the promptness and success of your movement in crossing the river.

General McCook takes great pleasure in referring the compliment to you and your troops, whose good conduct justly entitles them to the commendation of the department commander.

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

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

(Copy furnished Captain O'Connell.)

NEAR STEVENSON, ALA., August 31, 1863.

General J. C. DAVIS:

I am directed by the general commanding the corps to state that in carrying out the provisions of General Orders, No. 28,* Twentieth Army Corps, he wishes brigade quartermasters detailed to take charge of the sections of the division supply trains, and the senior regimental quartermaster in each brigade to be required to take charge of the three wagons at brigade headquarters in addition to their present duties with the regiment. It is intended that the above order or rule shall be general, and that you shall make exceptions to it if you think the interests of the service require it. The general also directs that hereafter, until further orders, issues be made by division quartermaster directly to regimental quartermaster.

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

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

(Copy to Generals R. W. Johnson and P. H. Sheridan.)

NEAR STEVENSON, ALA., August 31, 1863-1 a.m.

General J. C. DAVIS,

Commanding First Division:

The general commanding the corps directs that you move your First and Second Brigades and your trains at an early hour this

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*See p. 252.

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