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[CHAP. XLII.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, October 13, 1863.

Major-General THOMAS:

The general commanding directs that until the trains of the Fourteenth and Fourth Corps can be re-organized so as to subsist the corps as heretofore, provisions will be drawn from the post commissary on consolidated requisitions of division commanders, approved by corps commanders and forwarded to these headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. GODDARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copy to Major General G. Granger.)

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, October 13, 1863.

The general commanding desires to return his thanks to the officers and men of this command for their assiduity and energy in finishing our exterior defensive works to completion.

He finds it necessary to ask a continuation of that energy, assiduity, and labor, to complete the interior defenses with all possible dispatch; the highest interests are at stake on their speedy completion. Let every nerve be strained and every energy taxed to effect the object. The general commanding confidently appeals to the commands on fatigue duty to expedite these essential labors.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

C. GODDARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS CHIEF OF ARTILLERY,

Numbers 1.

DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, Tenn., October 13, 1863.

In accordance with Department General Orders, Numbers 231, the undersigned assumes direction of the artillery of the Army of the Cumberland. The following-named officers are announced as the staff:

Major John Mendenhall, Fourth U. S. Artillery, assistant chief of artillery.

Captain Louis J. Lambert, assistant adjutant-general.

Captain George S. Roper, commissary of subsistence, commissary of subsistence and quartermaster.

First Lieutenant Ira V. Germain and Second Lieutenant Thomas V. Webb, aides-de-camp.

Official reports, returns, &c., will be made direct to this office by division chiefs of artillery.

J. M. BRANNAN,

Chief of Artillery.