War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 1000 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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wagons loaded expressly for that purpose. Burnside captured 3 locomotives and some cars in East Tennessee, and 2,000 men who surrendered unconditionally at Cumberland Gap.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

(Copy to General Johnson.)

NEAR ALPINE, September 12, 1863-4 p.m.

General D. S. STANLEY:

General McCook directs me to state to you that a train of wagons belonging to the cavalry command is now standing in the road up the mountain, entirely blockading it and making it impossible to move wagons up or down. A supply train belonging to the Third Division, Twentieth Army Corps, has been at the summit of the mountain waiting to get down since noon to-day, but could not get by the above train. General Sheridan's men are entirely out of rations to-night, and General McCook requests that you will take immediate measures to have the staled or overloaded wagons removed, so that these supply wagons can get down.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

NEAR ALPINE, September 12, 1863-7 p.m.

Colonel DODGE:

General McCook directs that if you have not already opened that road up the mountains you clear it no further, but leave it blockaded.

Very respectfully, &c.,

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Ringgold, September 12, 1863-2 a.m.

Brigadier-General WOOD,

Commanding First Division:

SIR: The general commanding directs me to send you the inclosed copy of orders, also letter of Colonel Harker, reporting his reconnaissance to Gordon's Mills. Generals Palmer and Van Cleve will march in the morning at 5; former via Gilbert's, latter via Peeler's, to take up a strong position near the Rossville and La Fayette road. See maps sent with this. Endeavor to communicate with me, and await further orders at Gordon's Mills. I send this by the squad of men from the Thirty-ninth Indiana.

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

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.