War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0046 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS NINETY-SECOND ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS, Harrison's Landing, Tenn., October 2, 1863-5 p.m.

Major WILLIAM H. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report all quiet; the enemy picketing on the opposite side of the river and foraging in the fields.

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. D. ATKINS,

Colonel Ninety-second Illinois Volunteers.

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

Brig. General R. B. MITCHELL:

The report of Colonel Atkins is received, and your dispositions approved. The general commanding directs that in addition you have the fords watched and all stragglers from our cavalry gathered up and put into the work.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, October 2, 1863-5.15 p.m.

Brigadier-General MITCHELL,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: The general commanding desires to know whether your order to Colonel McCook to join General Crook at Pikeville with his cavalry division was sent; and, if so, at what time it was probably received.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Island Ferry, Tenn., October 2, 1863-6 p.m.

Brig. General J. A. GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: In reply to your communication of 5.15 p.m., I have the honor to inform you that an exact copy of your order to me was sent to Colonel McCook, and he was directed to follow out its instructions immediately on the receipt of the order. The courier started immediately on the receipt of the order [3 a.m. to-day]. I sent 3 of my escort with it, and they have not yet returned. I cannot tell, therefore, at what time the order reached him. The corporal knew the contents of the dispatch, and was instructed what to do with it in case of his being in danger of being captured. You will see by reference to Colonel McCook's dispatch of yesterday, which