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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Near Chattanooga, September 23, 1863.

Major-General WHEELER:

GENERAL: The general commanding desires that you will at once move up on the top of Lookout Mountain and sweep it northward.

Yours, respectfully,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Near Chattanooga, September 23, 1863.

Major-General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: After executing the order clearing the top of Lookout Mountain you will suspend the execution of the order to cross the Tennessee River.

Respectfully,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DUBLIN, September 23, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

SIR: Captain Reese, just reached Glade Spring from fight at Blountsville, Tenn., yesterday, reports enemy-infantry, artillery, and cavalry, 6,000 strong-attacked Colonel Carter and drove him toward Zollicoffer. He believes their intention to attack Saltville. Prisoners declare Burnside commanding.

General Wharton reports he has sent Fifty-first [Virginia] Regiment toward Bristol; has Otey battery and Clarke's battalion on trains to start; asks for Sixtieth [Virginia] Regiment, detained when communications with General Jones were opened. It leaves here to-night. McCausland ordered to hold Rocky Gap and the line westward. General Echols directed to garrison Narrows in event of Scammon's advance. This exposes Greenbrier and Monroe for a short time, but the railroad is now more important. Have no late advices from S. Jones.

C. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

No. 182. In the Field, 3 Miles from Chattanooga,

September 24, 1863.

I. General Orders, No. 181, from these headquarters, is revoked, and the transportation of the army will be as follows:

Corps headquarters: For general and all staff officers and the escort company, six 4-horse wagons and one ambulance.

Division headquarters: For general and all staff officers, four 4-horse wagons and one ambulance.