War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 1012 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Chickamauga Valley, near Gower's, September 16, 1863.

Colonel MINTY,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

SIR: The general commanding directs me to acknowledge receipt of your not of this date,* and to state that he is much pleased with its tenor. He sends with this the Seventh Pennsylvania, and is very glad that you can sustain yourself with it. Keep the general constantly and fully advised of your movements. Send couriers here direct. The 20 men with General Van Cleve go to you with the Seventh Pennsylvania. Captain Moreau and the rest of the couriers from the Sequatchie are, I expect, at Gordon's Mills. If so, take them also.

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

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Chickamauga Valley, near Gower's, September 16, 1863.

Major SEIBERT,

Seventh Pennsylvania Cavalry:

SIR: The general commanding that you report at once with your command to Colonel Minty. You will stop at these headquarters as you pass for instructions as to route, &c.

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

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS, September 17, 1863.

Brigadier-General VAN CLEVE,

Commanding Third Division:

The general commanding directs that you hold your command in readiness to move at a moment's notice. You will not withdraw pickets unless relieved by other troops.

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

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Gordon's Mills, September 18, 1863.

Captain P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: Nothing of very special importance or of marked significance has occurred in the last twenty-four hours. The lookouts saw clouds of dust in a southerly direction several times yesterday, but

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*See p.679.

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