ports that about 350 wagons have been burned, and the mules killed or driven off by the rebels. A few mules will be gathered in the woods, and some will be recaptured.
M. C. MEIGS,
CHATTANOOGA, TENN., October 3, 1863-1.15 p.m. [Received 1.30 a.m., 4th.]
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
I want an adjutant-general of experience in the place of Goddard. Please ask the Secretary to have Whipple assigned to me if his health will permit. The case is urgent.
Yours, very truly,
W. S. ROSECRANS,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, Tenn., October 3, 1863.
Captain WILLIAM E. MERRILL:
The general commanding directs you to forward by courier at once a complete set of maps to General Hooker, at Bridgeport, and make provision for supplying his division commanders as soon as they arrive.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. A. GARFIELD,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, October 3, 1863.
Lieutenant Colonel A. C. DUCAT,
Your valuable services I can ill dispense with, but Dr. Perin advises me that the critical condition of your health imperatively demands that you should go home and exercise the most rigorous care of your health; nothing but that will save your life. Tendering you my heartfelt thanks for your valuable services at all times, and especially during the battle of Chickamauga, and hoping by care your valuable life may be spared and your health restored, I inclose a leave of absence for twenty days, hoping you will proceed at once to avail yourself of it, for the benefit of your good wife and children.
Very truly, your friend.
W. S. ROSECRANS,
EASTERN BROW OF WALDEN'S RIDGE, On Anderson Road, 8 Miles from Chattanooga, October 3, 1863-1 a.m.
Chief of Staff:
GENERAL: I find here the colonel of the Twenty-first Kentucky with two of his companies that were left here this morning, and