War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0457 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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NASHVILLE, October 18, 1863-2.30 p.m.

Lieutenant ColonelC. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Your dispatch just received. I will do everything in my power to aid General Hooker to put the road in order. I will make the detail to build the bridges as soon as needed. I will visit General Hooker and see him personally.

WM. P. INNES,

Colonel and Military Superintendent.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, October 18, 1863.

Captain VAN DUZER:

The general commanding says open communication with the cavalry division near Flint River. Show this to General Hooker, who will please give facilities.

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH OHIO VOLUNTEERS, October 18, 1863.

ColonelC. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: Captain Barber, of my command, in charge of detachment of sharpshooters on the Suck road, north of the river, reports very little firing on yesterday. The enemy busily engaged in chopping down timber, as if cutting a roadway. One man of the detachment wounded in the arm; 4 of the enemy hurt.

Respectfully submitted.

WM. M. WARD,

Lieutenant Colonel, Comdg. Tenth Ohio and Battn. Sharpshooters.

SIGNAL STATION, Cameron's Hill, October 18, 1863-4.20 p.m.

Captain MERRILL:

South 45 degrees east seventy-eight tents instead of fifty-eight, as a few days since. South 50 degrees east sixty tents half way up the side of Missionary Ridge and extending along the same.

See a brass cannon where the heavy gun was seen in small work. South 37 degrees east can see our own tents and a Sibley tent of the enemy's at the same time through the telescope-a fact I have not noticed heretofore. Some earth-works (unable to see the dimensions) extending toward the right from the right of the Sibley tent.

SAMUEL BACHTELL,

Lieutenant and Acting Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Chattanooga, October 18, 1863.

Information from the front leads the commanding general to suspect that possibly an attempt may be made this evening by the enemy to effect a lodgment this side the Chattanooga Creek. He