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Rebels deeply feel the necessity of retaking this place. No news from Burnside yet. Stores coming forward. No news from Sherman. Are his or any troops really coming this way?

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, October 11, 1863-10.15 a.m.

General ROSECRANS:

I can furnish you with 2,000 horses at any time you wish if General Meigs has not field all your wants. The horses are now at Chicago, Ill.

GEO. STONEMAN,

Major-General and Chief of Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE, October 11, 1863.

Major General W. S. ROSECRANS,

Commanding U. S. Forces, Chattanooga, Tenn.:

GENERAL: Your communication of the 9th instant, stating that a metallic coffin had been forwarded to you by the family of the late Brig. General William H. Lytle, in which to place his remains, and requesting that it might be received within my lines and returned thereto, with the remains of said deceased, has been received. Colonel J. P. Jones, of my staff, will meet the conveyance at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning, on the Chattanooga and La Fayette road. The remains of Brigadier-General Lytle will be returned to the same point as soon as practicable.

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

BRAXTON BRAGG,

General, C. S. Army.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, October 11, 1863.

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

On behalf of General Lytle's friends I thank you for the courtesy of sending his remains to our lines. An ambulance will be sent to the lines as indicated in your note. It will be there at 9 a.m. I referred your request for the movement of General Adams to the general himself, and forward his indorsed reply* for your information.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

ORDNANCE OFFICE,

Washington, October 11, 1863.

Captain H. PORTER,

Hdqrs. Dept. of the Cumberland, Chattanooga, Tenn.:

Five batteries of Napoleon guns and one of 3-inch, all that can be got together for a few days, have been ordered to be sent to Nashville as quickly as possible. Your dispatch of September 27 was received and answered.

GEO. D. RAMSAY,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Ordnance.

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*Not found.

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