War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 1010 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Gordon's Mills, September 14, 1863-10.15 p.m.

Brigadier-General CRUFT,

Commanding First Brigade, Second Division:

SIR: The general commanding directs that the five days' supplies for this corps, and for which you were to send to-day to Chattanooga with guard, be ordered to this place and not to Rossville.

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

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS, September 14.1863.

Brig. General H. P. VAN CLEVE,

Third Division, Twenty-first Army Corps:

GENERAL: You will move at once on Missionary Ridge, in accordance with orders herewith inclosed,* and will follow General Palmer's command. Send your wagons, except your ammunition trains, by the road spoken of in the orders accompanying this, and which runs across Missionary Ridge by way of McWither's to Henson's. Your wagons will follow General Palmer, who will furnish a brigade as a guard.

T. L. CRITTENDEN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Gordon's Mills, September 14, 1863-10.15 p.m.

Colonel MINTY,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

SIR: The general commanding directs that so soon as you arrive here to-morrow you post your command so as to guard the approaches from Ringgold and La Fayette to this place. You will also send down the Pea Vine road and feel close up to Ringgold and La Fayette for information. Report from these places so soon as heard from. For maps or information of the roads, apply to Major Mendenhall, topographical engineer, at these headquarters.

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

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS, September 14, 1863.

Captain McINTYRE,

Commanding Fourth U. S. Cavalry:

Get your command ready to move at once. Reconnoiter for a short distance the road you reconnoitered yesterday, with a small party, without delay, and hold your command ready to move with General Palmer, who will pass you immediately. General Palmer will give your orders.

T. L. CRITTENDEN,

Major-General, Commanding.

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*See p.607.

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