War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0186 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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charges. I respectfully ask the general commanding to suspend my arrest during active operations, and to order me to rejoin my brigade.*

R. H. G. MINTY,

Colonel.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND.

Chattanooga, Tenn., October 8, 1863

Brigadier General J. G. SPEARS:

The general commanding directs that you instruct your sentinels to be very vigilant to-night and send men across the river, if possible, to ascertain as to the movements of the enemy.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. GARFIELD,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, Tenn., October 8, 1863.

Major-General HOOKER,

Commanding Eleventh and Twelfth Army Corps:

The general commanding directs you to relieve the command of Brigadier-General Morgan from duty on the line of the railroad, that he may comply with orders just sent him from these headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. GODDARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

STEVENSON, October 8, 1863-10 a.m.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD:

Major-General Butterfield informs me that the rebels are thoroughly routed and dispersed-300 prisoners, and a large number killed and wounded. He hopes to have railroad and telegraphic communication open, and a train through to-night. He has already communicated with Murfreesborough. Dispatch dated 5 a.m.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, October 8, 1863-1 p.m.

Major-General HOOKER,

Stevenson:

The general commanding desires you to send us some beef-cattle if you can. We are getting very short.

J. A. GARFIELD.

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

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*See foot-not, Part II, p. 668.

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