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from Louisville to Bridgeport, thus avoiding the great transportation delay at Nashville? For in the same time the cars could be unloaded and started for Louisville we could get them to Bridgeport. With properly organized means to unload, the cars could be sent back without delay.

THOS. A. SCOTT,

Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, October 14, 1863.

Colonel THOMAS A. SCOTT,

Louisville:

Please get us cars at Chicago and Saint Louis to bring cattle for the army. J. N. Kellogg, contractor, will notify as to the number required.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Chattanooga, October 14, 1863.

General MEIGS,

Stevenson:

Please see to Nashville depot before you leave for East. See Innes about perfect accord with Louisville and Nashville road as to through trains to Bridgeport. Tell me what you learn of Sherman's troops. Soon as Twelfth Corps is down I want transportation of Eleventh sent.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., October 14, 1863-7.30 p.m.

(Received 8.50 p.m., 15th.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

No important changes on our front. Our cavalry operations not definitely reported. If Comstock will be well in six weeks, would like to have him for colonel of engineer regiment. Some whole regiments of volunteers wish to enlist as veterans in the engineer regiment. Will you please get the permission? It will be better, too, than to detail them on engineer duty. Please answer. Time is precious.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

WALDEN'S RIDGE,

October 14, 1863-3 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

Has Bob White reached headquarters?

JONES.