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CHATTANOOGA, October 16, 1863-12 p.m.

Captain VAN DUZER,

Superintendent Military Telegraph, Bridgeport:

Have the line opened with and office at Jasper or some good point in Sequatchie. How is the double line? We may have to change the line from Bob White's this way.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS, October 16, 1863-12 p.m.

Captain JONES:

Has the regiment ordered reported? Get guards from it.

MERRILL,

Captain,&c.

HEADQUARTERS, October 16, 1863-5.55 p.m.

Captain JONES:

Have messages to Generals Howard and Morgan been delivered to courier?

MERRILL.

WALDEN'S RIDGE, October 16, 1863-11.45 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

Two messages received to be forward by telegraph. No office this side Jasper. What shall I do?

JONES.

HEADQUARTERS PIONEER BRIGADE, Chattanooga, Tenn., October 16, 1863.

Statement of the effective of the Pioneer Brigade and how employed, for October 16, 1863.

Duty. Offic Men.

ers.

On duty at pontoon bridge and preparing

equipments and boats for the upper bridge. (Most

of this detail have been at work constantly 6 200

since the evening of October 14, guarding the

bridge, securing driftwood,&c.)

On duty at engineer's shop (mechanics)

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39

Constructing boom over the river 3 43

On duty with Lieutenant Thomas, profiling

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16

fortifications

Cutting wood for battalions

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20

On duty on board steamer Paint Rock 1 40

Brigade headquarters guard and relief 2 30

Staking out works on fortifications with

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4

Lieutenant Chandler

Battalion guards and reliefs extra fatigue 2 49

details

Total 14 441

C. V. LAMBERSON,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Brigadier-General MORTON,

Commanding Pioneer Brigade.

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