War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0043 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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CHATTANOOGA, October 2, 1863. [Received 8 p.m., 2nd .]

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

Stevenson:

The enemy's cavalry are en route to our line of communication by way of McMinnville. The general commanding directs that you notify commanding officers along the railroad of this, and that some of the enemy's troops are wearing our uniform.

WM. McMICHAEL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION, On Road, October 2, 1863.

General J. D. MORGAN:

Please tell Colonel Campbell, First Brigade, the rebels burned a train at Smith's Cross-Roads. The colonel commanding orders him to hurry forward with all possible speed. If Colonel Campbell is not there, please send order to where he is.

Yours, respectfully,

JOHN PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Eighteenth Kentucky Volunteers:

The general commanding directs that you make a daily report to these headquarters of the progress made on the road. He also directs me to say that he holds you responsible for the progress of the work on the road except the bridges, and you must get tools if you have not a sufficient quantity already.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

TULLAHOMA, October 2, 1863.

Brig. General R. S. GRANGER:

I have just received the following dispatch from Tracy City:

Colonel GIVEN:

SIR: A scout just in reports, seen 12,000 rebels 13 miles from this place on the old Chattanooga road and going to Altamont or the direction of the railroad near Cowan or Decherd. My scout saw them, and the lieutenant in charge shot and killed 1.

P. McKNIGHT,

First Lieutenant, Commanding Post.

WM. GIVEN,

Colonel, Commanding.