War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0021 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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[Inclosure No. 1.]

STEVENSON, September 30, 1863.

ColonelE. M. McCOOK,

Commanding Cavalry Division, Headquarters:

The following dispatch was received and forwarded for your information:

TULLAHOMA, September 30.

Brigadier-General MORGAN:

Roddey, with 4,000 men, is reported by scouts to have been at New Market yesterday at 2 p.m.


Colonel, Commanding Post.

By order of Brig. General J. D. Morgan:


Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure No. 2.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, October 1, 1863-12.15 a.m.

Colonel McCOOK,

Commanding First Division Cavalry:

The enemy's cavalry has crossed the river in heavy force a short distance below Washington, and designs making a raid on our communication.

The general commanding directs you to leave one or two small regiments that are down the river to watch the crossings and move with all dispatch with the balance of your force to Anderson's Cross-Roads, in the Sequatchie Valley, to protect our wagon trains. Three regiments of infantry and a section of artillery have been ordered there to support you. More force will be sent if necessary.


Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

BRIDGEPORT, ALA., October 1, 1863.

Colonel A. P. CAMPBELL,

Commanding First Brigade:

The colonel commanding directs that you move immediately by forced marched with your command to this place, and hence to Anderson's Cross-Roads, in the Sequatchie Valley, following the Second Brigade and these headquarters thither.

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A dispatch has been received from department headquarters stating that the enemy have crossed in large force at Washington, and every available man of your command should be brought up.

I am, colonel, your very obedient servant,

JNumbers PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.