War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0248 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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STATION No. 1,

Cameron's Hill, October 10, 1863-11.30 a.m.

Captain MERRILL:

Thirty-five degrees south of east about six regiments of infantry moving north. Ten wagons at same point moving south.

HOWGATE.

STATION No. 1,

Cameron's Hill, October 10, 1863-12 m.

Captain MERRILL:

The rebels are forming line of battle. Their right begins at 35 degrees south of east and extends to 55 degrees south of east, and perhaps farther, as the timber hides them from view. They have just now broken the line and re marching by regiments into the intrenchments. Several generals were seen with their staffs moving along the line. We counted five brigades in line.

COLE.

CAMERON'S HILL, October 10, 1863-7.15 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

Enemy's fires extend to-night from south to 35 degrees south of east. From 35 degrees south of east to 50 degrees of east fires are numerous, while for the other 40 degrees they are fainter than last night. From east to 15 degrees south of east, large fires. See no fires in vicinity of Rossville.

HOWGATE.

STATION No. 3,

Walden's Ridge, October 10, 1863-8 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

Pickets have been firing across the river this afternoon. Occasional shots since dark.

JONES.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

No. 230. Chattanooga, Tenn., October 10, 1863.

I. General Orders, No. 6, from these headquarters, January 30, 1863, authorizes the employment of negroes, two to each company as cooks, and orders that persons so employed shall be taken up and paid by the Quartermaster's Department.

By an act of Congress approved March 3, 1863, it is provided as follows:

SEC. 9. And be it further enacted, That cooks shall be detailed in turn from the privates of each company of troops in the service of the United States, at the rate of one cook for each company numbering less than thirty men, and two cooks for each company numbering over thirty men, who shall serve ten days each.