War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0065 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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The following is just received from Lieutenant Wood, signal officer: "Six regiments of rebel infantry just marched to the right past the front of Mr. Blackwood's house on Missionary Ridge."

Captain Williams is now in the front, and will report any movements that may be discoverable.

Respectfully,

A. McD. McCOOK,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. RESERVE CORPS, ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, Tenn., October 3, 1863.

Major-General GRANGER:

GENERAL: Herewith I send you General Whitaker's and Colonel Mitchell's reports of the battle of the Chickamauga.* Captain Remick has just informed me that we have now on hand 127, OOO rations of hard bread, 70,000 rations coffee, 55,000 rations sugar, and proportionate amount of flour, candles, soap, salt, &c. General Spears' brigade is supplied until the 10th instant. I started his train at 3.30 p.m., about, and ordered the officer in charge to camp to-night at Colonel McCook's. Our other brigades are supplied for twenty days from to-morrow morning, counting one-fourth ration salt meat and three-fourths ration fresh.

Truly,

J. S. FULLERTON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Brig. General G. D. WAGNER,

Post Commandant:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that a detachment of your cavalry be placed at the cross-roads, and see that the trains pursue the routes ordered, those going to Bridgeport and Stevenson taking the Haley trace.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. McMICHAEL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH INDIANA VOLUNTEERS, October 3, 1863.

General G. D. WAGNER:

SIR: Captain Monroe, at the lower bridge, reports the river rising and the water now up to the planks. It is rising very gradually.

Yours, &c.,

J. M. COMPARET,

Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding Fifteenth Indiana Volunteers.

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*See Part I, pp.861,866.

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