War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0063 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, October 3, 1863.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:

The general commanding directs you to insert in the last sentence of the congratulatory address to the Army from these headquarters after the word "center" the following words: "Comprising troops from all the corps."*

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

[Copy to Major-General McCook, Major-General Crittenden, Major-General Granger, and Brigadier-General Mitchell.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, October 3, 1863.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:

The general commanding directs you keep your trains moving as vigorously as possible between this place, Bridgeport, and Stevenson. As soon as a train is made up and placed under charge of an efficient officer with a sufficient guard, it will be dispatched by Lieutenant-Colonel Mackay, assistant quartermaster. Officers in charge of trains will report in person to him at General Thomas' headquarters and receive orders from him.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

[Copy to Major-General McCook, Major-General Crittenden, Major-General Granger, and Brigadier-General Mitchell.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, October 3, 1863.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that your supply trains be organized with a guard averaging 2 men to each wagon, and the usual complement of commissioned officers, to be furnished from the command to which the trains belong. This guard will be placed under command of an efficient officer, whose duty it shall be to see that discipline is preserved throughout the train, and that its movement is rapidly and safely conducted. He will receipt and be held responsible for the train, and will report to you, through the proper channels, its departure and return.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. McMICHAEL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Copy to Major-General Crittenden, Major-General McCook, Major-General Granger, and Brigadier-General Mitchell.]

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*See Part I, p.78.

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