War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0047 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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you have, that he had to march 39 miles yesterday in order to reach Anderson's last night. The road the couriers went was about 18 miles to Anderson's, over what is marked on the map as "Anderson's road," and the corporal before starting was carefully instructed in regard to the road by Lieutenant Greenwood, topographical engineer.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. B. MITCHELL,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Island Ferry, October 2, 1863.

General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: In your dispatch to me this morning you say,"gather up the stragglers of the cavalry command and put them into the work." Do you mean send them over the river to the fortifications? if so, who shall I have them report to? I have about 30 dismounted men here. The mounted men [36] I sent up to ColonelDaniel McCook this evening.

I am, your obedient servant,

ROBT. B. MITCHELL,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Cavalry.

[Indorsement.]

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

Put them "into the work" of guarding fords, &c. Put them on duty with your forces left near the river.

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

NEAR ANDERSON'S CROSS-ROADS, October 2, 1863.

ColonelA. P. CAMPBELL,

Commanding First Brigade:

The enemy's cavalry have captured and burned a large train near this place. We have, with what force we have, punished their rear, and the colonel commanding intends to push on and attack them tonight. He directs that you move forward with your command to this place to-night [immediately] without fail.

I am, colonel, your very obedient servant,

JNumbers PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, FIRST DIVISION CAVALRY, Pump Spring, October 2, 1863.

Captain JOHN PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I have just received a dispatch dated October 1, from your headquarters, ordering me to move on a forced march to Sequatchie