War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0209 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, October 9, 1863-11 p.m.

Colonel SIMMONS,

Chief Commissary of Subsistence, Nashville:

The beef contractors have failed to fulfill their contract; are 3,000 head behind. Unless they are pushed hard the army will be out of beef in ten days.

By order of General Rosecrans:

J. A. GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff.

NASHVILLE, October 9, 1863.

Brigadier-General GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

I leave for front on first train out. Everything arranged to ship stores when we can get through. Have forwarded General Rosecrans' telegraph on gravel in coffee to Colburn.

S. SIMMONS,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Commissary of Subsistence.

NASHVILLE, October 9, 1863-10.10 a.m.

Brig. General J. A. GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that the road will be opened through by noon. I start immediately from here with stores and forage direct for the front.

WM. P. INNES,

Colonel and Military Superintendent.

CHATTANOOGA, October 9, 1863-7.45 p.m.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

The telegraph line is completed and the office opened. Nashville and the line north are working.

JNumbers C. VAN DUZER,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

No. 269.

Chattanooga, Tenn., October 9, 1863.

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X. Under the reorganization made necessary by the consolidation of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Army Corps, the following assignments are made. The officers assigned herein to the command of the reorganized divisions will report immediately to Major General Gordon Granger, commanding the Fourth Army Corps. Those designated to command brigades will report to the commanders of the divisions to which they are assigned. Commanders of brigades under the old organization will report to the commanders of the new brigades

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