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,
HEADQUARTERS, October 16, 1863-12 p.m.
Has the regiment ordered reported? Get guards from it.
HEADQUARTERS, October 16, 1863-5.55 p.m.
Have messages to Generals Howard and Morgan been delivered to courier?
WALDEN'S RIDGE, October 16, 1863-11.45 p.m.
Two messages received to be forward by telegraph. No office this side Jasper. What shall I do?
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.
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)
Constructing boom over the river 3 43
On duty with Lieutenant Thomas, profiling
Cutting wood for battalions
On duty on board steamer Paint Rock 1 40
Brigade headquarters guard and relief 2 30
Staking out works on fortifications with
Battalion guards and reliefs extra fatigue 2 49
Total 14 441
C. V. LAMBERSON,
Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
Commanding Pioneer Brigade.
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