War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0420 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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which it was attached blowing down. It was repaired as best the officer could by bending the ends and hooking them together. A rebel picket-post was seen near that point on the other side of the river. I do not picket so far down, nor can I with my force without the men being on duty alternate days. Nothing was seen or heard of any of the enemy having crossed the river. The mountain streams are falling rapidly.

I am, very respectfully,

HUBBARD K. MILWARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, October 16, 1863.

ColonelT. J. HARRISON,

Thirty-ninth Indiana Volunteers:

The major-generals commanding directs me to acknowledge your report of yesterday, and to instruct you to unite you command at once with that of Colonel Atkins', at Harrison's Landing, to assist in guarding the river. You will report the number of wagons you have and the number needed.

Very respectfully,

WM. McMICHAEL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, October 16, 1863.

Major-General GRANGER,

Fourth Army Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that your order the Fifteenth Wisconsin Volunteers to report with their camp and garrison equipage complete to Brigadier-General Smith for temporary duty.

Very respectfully,

WM. McMICHAEL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD BRIG., FIRST DIV., RESERVE CORPS, Chickamauga Creek, Tenn., October 16, 1863.

Lieutenant M. J. KELLY,

Chief of Couriers:

LIEUTENANT: Your communications for Colonel McCook has just been received. The colonel is now in Chattanooga, having gone to see the general and to convey some intelligence concerning the enemy. As I am ignorant of the contents of the dispatches, I cannot now furnish a copy, but I shall do so on his return, if the has not already communicated them verbally.

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

E. L. ANDERSON,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

P. S.-Mr. Day, living on Friar's Island, reports that he crossed the river this morning, and went 1 mile into the interior; he saw but