War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0042 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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Second Brigade, ColonelOrland Smith commanding: Seventy-third Ohio Volunteers, Major Hurst commanding; Fifty-fifth Ohio Volunteers, Major Robbins commanding; Thirty-third Massachusetts Volunteers, Colonel Underwood commanding; One hundred and thirty-sixth New York Volunteers, Colonel Wood commanding; One hundred and sixty-eighth New York Volunteers, Colonel Brown commanding.

R. F. SMITH,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

[Same to Brigadier-General Morgan.]

BRIDGEPORT, October 2, 1863.

Captain WISEMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Tenth Illinois, Sixtieth Illinois, and troops from Battle Creek moved yesterday about 3 p.m. Tenth Michigan moved about 8 p.m. Have heard nothing from them.

R. F. SMITH,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

BRIDGEPORT, October 2, 1863.

Captain WISEMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Just received information from commanding officer at Battle Creek that rebels have appeared in considerable force, both infantry and cavalry, near Jasper, and that only two regiments of our cavalry remain at Jasper, all the rest of our forces having gone forward. Cannonading heard here distinctly.

R. F. SMITH,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

BRIDGEPORT, October 2, 1863-12.45 p.m.

Captain T. WISEMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Just received dispatch from operator at end of line toward Chattanooga, 18 or 20 miles from here, that Wheeler's cavalry was within 4 miles of there, and had captured lot of our trains, &c.

R. F. SMITH,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

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

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

Stevenson:

The general commanding directs that you construct an ordnance depot at Stevenson, and order Captain Mills, First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics, to superintend its erection.

WILLIAM McMICHAEL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.