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passed down the ridge on this side on the road at headquarters, but am not able to say positively that they came down that road, because it was so very smoky I could only see them occasionally on the road.

Respectfully,

LUTHER M. DE MOTTE,

Lieutenant and signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS NINETY-SECOND ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS,

Harrison's Landing, Tenn., October 8, 1863-7 p.m.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL.

Department of the Cumberland:

The enemy just at dusk greatly strengthened their pickets from here to Igou's, and camp-fires indicate a regiment of the enemy camped close to Igou's Ferry; heretofore only a light picket has been there. Otherwise all quiet.

Most respectfully,

SMITH D. ATKINS,

Colonel Ninety-second Illinois Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, October 8, 1863.

Brigadier General J. D. MORGAN:

The general commanding directs you to concentrate your entire command at Anderson's Cross-Roads,and protect and cover the points above there at which our trains cross the ridge. The general desires you to ascertain and report what troops guard our pontoon bridge at Battle Creek. If it is a portion of your command they must not be withdrawn until relieved by other troops.

General Hooker has been directed to relieve your troops on the line of the railroad.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. GODDARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, Tenn., October 8, 1863.

Colonel TILLSON,

Commanding U. S. Forces at Anderson:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs me to say that you have been stationed at Anderson for the double purpose of protecting the road from rebel attack and also of expediting the movement of our trains. While you will be careful to keep your command concentrated as far as possible for immediate action, you will locate it so that you can constantly supervise the transit of trains, and when necessary will make details from your command to assist them, pushing them forward with all dispatch.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM McMICHAEL.

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.