HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, RESERVE CORPS, Stevenson, Ala., October 1, 1863.
Major J. S. FULLERTON,
I have the honor to report that the dispatch ordering additional regiment for the support of Colonel McCook was received at 4 p.m. to-day, which was at once complied with. Some six or eight regiments of General Hooker's command have passed this point for Bridgeport. Received no reports from the cavalry command sent to Gunter's Ford yesterday. I have nothing of importance to report to-night.
JAMES D. MORGAN,
Brigadier-General, Comdg. Second Division, Reserve Corps.
BRIDGEPORT, October 1, 1863.
No cannonading here. Ammunition stored on hill exploded; 7 killed and about 12 wounded. Captain Ravenscroft, ordnance officer, immediately sent a report to Captain Porter, chief of ordnance.
R. F. SMITH,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, October 1, 1863-12.45 p.m.
GENERAL: The report of Colonel McCook is received. The general commanding directs you to order him to move forward at once, and form a junction with General Crook at Pikeville. He should move so as to reach that place about the time of General Crook's arrival. The rebel cavalry must now be pursued to the utmost, and, if possible, destroyed.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. A. GARFIELD,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.
[Official copy sent to Colonel McCook, October 2,3 a.m.; courier returned at 6 p.m., having reached Anderson's and found the enemy in possession. Colonel McCook had not reached there; failed to deliver the dispatch.]
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, Tenn., October 1, 1863.
Brig. General R. B. MITCHELL:
We have dispatched Crook to take Wilder's force and call Spears and McCook to his aid, and watch the movements of the enemy and