War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0016 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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directs that special vigilance be used to-night to secure us against a night attack.

General McCook directs that you carry out the spirit of the above upon your front, cautioning your outposts and grand guards to be especially vigilant, and your main line to be ready for any emergency.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant, &c.,

A. C. McCLURG,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS, October 1, 1863.

Captain P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: My inspector-general, who visited the picket-line at 5 a.m., reports the line unchanged, in good condition, and no firing during the night.

Respectfully, &c.,

TH. J. WOOD,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS, October 1, 1863.

Captain P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: The officer on watch in the fort reports no change visible in my front since his report of yesterday evening. The day is particularly unfavorable for observation.

Respectfully, &c.,

TH. J. WOOD,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS, Chattanooga, October 1, 1863.

Captain D. W. NORTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Division:

SIR: I have the honor to report that, in pursuance of instructions from department headquarters, I have examined the works of this division and find that they have not received, nor are they likely to receive, any material injury from the rain. In one place the trench needed ditching; I ordered it done immediately. There is no possibility of any of the troops of this division being driven from their works by water.

Respectfully submitted.

JNumbers W. STEELE,

Captain, and Topographical Engr., 2nd Div., 21st Army Corps.