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of Harrison's. One more brigade there would take their crossing out of the conjectural regions, and war you know is not a conjectural art.

I have also the honor to report that I moved a part of my Moccasin Gap corps a little more to the southern and eastern side of the gap, so that it could see the rebel forces upon Lookout Mountain, and vice versa (the rains filling the streams made this change practicable), and that General Tuba [?] joined me last night at this point twelve regiments of infantry, two of cavalry, and two batteries.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

DANL. McCOOK,

[Indorsements.]

General Morgan must come up to Harrison's Landing with all dispatch. General Hooker must replace him at Battle Creek, Jasper, and Anderson.

W. S. R.

Major-General.

Above orders are attended to.

J. J. R.

HARRISON'S LANDING, October 17, 1863-8 a.m.

ColonelC. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: Two heavy rafts are just passing this post; started from behind the island it is thought; built of heavy logs.

Respectfully,

S. D. ATKINS,

Colonel Ninety-second Illinois.

HDQRS. EIGHTEENTH KENTUCKY VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, Camp near Williams' Island, October 17, 1863.

Major WILLIAM McMICHAEL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Dept.of the Cumberland:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report matters unchanged in my command. The enemy has not been in so strong force to-day as usual. The sharpshooters I have are proving very effective.

I am, very respectfully,

HUBBARD K. MILWARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, October 17, 1863.

Major-General GRANGER:

The general commanding directs you to order a regiment from Coburn's to McMinnville to garrison that place. Send a competent officer to command it, and direct him to construct defen-