War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0105 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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we do not unnecessarily expose the number and position of our guns. We should not at present do much more than get the range of our guns.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Chattanooga, Tenn., October 5, 1863.-4 p.m.

Captain B. H. POLK,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fourteenth Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: General Brannan, being at the front, directs me to inform the major-general commanding that he has fired no shot at the enemy from his batteries.

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

LOUIS J. LAMBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

October 5, 1863.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: No firing on my front during last night. A small scouting party was sent out in the night on Sheridan's front, and reported that wagons were moving up the mountain. No change in our or the enemy's lines has taken place as far as has been discovered.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. McD. McCOOK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

Chattanooga, October 5, 1863-5.45 p.m.

Brigadier General J. A. GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that in the artillery firing to-day no men of this corps were injured. The earth-works on my front are well protected by traverses, and the troops sheltered from the fire of the enemy. A number of their shot fell inside my interior line of works. Daily details of 600 men are at work on the two redoubts on my front, and my entire lines of works are being strengthened every day.

Very respectfully,

A. McD. McCOOK,

Major-General, Commanding.