War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0978 KY., SW. VA., TENN. MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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want the road to-morrow. Can you take any other road to Winburn's Gap except Moore's road? Corps headquarters will be at Gus. Caperton's night; at Winston's to-morrow night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

September 2, 1863-2.45 p.m.

Major General P. H. SHERIDAN:

Your dispatch of 1.45 is received. All is right. General Rosecrans will arrange with General Thomas to give you the road to start at 3 a.m. to-morrow.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Jasper, September 2, 1863-3 p.m.

Brigadier-General WOOD,

Comdg. First Division, Twenty-first Army Corps:

The general commanding directs that you move at once one brigade of your command to Shellmound, and cross it over the Tennessee River as soon as the way is clear. Your other brigade may remain in camp and be ready to cross as soon as the way is open. Send your train under efficient officers to the vicinity of Bridgeport, where it will cross as soon as the road is open. You will effect this crossing as rapidly as possible. The general commanding desires to know the number of rations you now have or are on the way (if any are on the way, when will they arrive), and how far they can be made to go.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Jasper, Tenn., September 2, 1863- 4.40 p.m.

Brigadier General T. J. WOOD,

Comdg. First Division, Twenty-first Army Corps:

GENERAL: In reply to your note of this 4 p.m., the general commanding directs me to say that your artillery and ammunition train had better accompany the troops. The supply and baggage trains to be sent to Bridgeport. The general cannot change the order as to crossing, as he is directed to effect it as rapidly as possible, and General Reynolds has informed him that the crossing would be clear this (4) p.m.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.