War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0048 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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Valley. I think the dispatch has been detained on the road. My wagons are out foraging. I shall move immediately for Bridgeport.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. P. CAMPBELL,

Colonel, Commanding.

ON ROAD, 12 MILES FROM ANDERSON'S, October 2, 1863.

ColonelA. P. CAMPBELL,

Commanding First Brigade:

I send you 3 orderlies in order that you may make no mistake in the road. I want you, if possible, to reach Anderson's to-night. The orderlies will show you where you can feed on the road if your horses have had no feed this morning.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. M. McCOOK,

Colonel, Commanding.

HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, FIRST DIVISION CAVALRY, Three Miles East of Jasper, Tenn., October 2, 1863-11 p.m.

Captain JOHN PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I did not receive your dispatch with orders to march until half-past 9 o'clock this a.m. I have marched to this point since 1 o'clock without feeding. I shall rest and feed until 3 o'clock tomorrow morning, and then march to Anderson's Cross-Roads, unless I receive further orders.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. P. CAMPBELL,

Colonel, Commanding.

IN THE FIELD, October 2, 1863.

Colonel TILLSON,

Tenth Illinois Infantry, Commanding Brigade:

You had better march as far as you can to-day without fatiguing your men too much. A contingency may arise in which we may all be needed, as I learn the rebels have thrashed Crook's division on this side of the river.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. M. McCOOK,

Colonel, Commanding.

PITT'S CROSS-ROADS, Sequatchie Valley, October 2, 1863-3 p.m.

Brig. General J. A. GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Cumberland, Chattanooga:

I was detained on top of the mountain by the non-arrival of Miller's brigade until 9 a.m. I have all with me here. I learn that