War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0036 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS, October 2, 1863-6.30 p.m.

Lieutenant BRENT:

Where did rebel cavalry cross, and from whom did you get your information?

MERRILL,

Captain, &c.

HEADQUARTERS, October 2, 1863-10.40 p.m.

Captain JONES:

Where is Connelly? Is your authority for last report good?

MERRILL,

Captain, &c.

WALDEN'S RIDGE, October 2, 1863-12 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

Connelly is at Jasper, and think my authority good.

JONES,

Acting Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, October 2, 1863.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:

The major-general commanding directs that until further orders only two-thirds rations will be issued to your command, and when you consider it sufficient, only one-half rations.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. McMICHAEL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Same to Major-General McCook, Major-General Crittenden, and Major-General Granger.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, October 2, 1863-12 m.

Major-General THOMAS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

Signal officer in General Wood's fort reports eleven regiments of infantry and a battery of five guns and four caissons have just passed unpainted house, moving to the right. Another heavy column has just come in sight, also moving to the right. General commanding wishes you to be ready.

R. S. THOMS,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

[Same to Major-General McCook, commanding Twentieth Army Corps.]