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Bureau for all necessary funds. If needed a reasonable supply of intrenching tools, axes, &c., can be sent him on his application, but I hope you have sufficient from the battle-field of Chickamauga.

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

J. F. GILMER,

Major-General and Chief of Engineer Bureau.

ABINGDON, October 21, 1863.

Brigadier General A. R. LAWTON,

Quartermaster-General, Richmond:

I am detained here now for want of shoes. May I ask you will hurry them forward? When may I expect them?

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

ABINGDON, October 22, 1863.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Missionary Ridge, via Chickamauga:

Your telegram received. I will move on the enemy as soon as practicable, which will be in two or three days. Will inform you when I move.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

ABINGDON, October 22, 1863.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War, Richmond:

I understand that General Meade has fallen back to his intrenched camp, and General Lee this side of the Rappahannock. If so, might not a few thousand of General Lee's infantry be sent here to aid in the effort to drive Burnside from East Tennessee? They are greatly needed.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Missionary Ridge, October 22, 1863-9 p. m.

Major-General STEVENSON,

Commanding Expedition:

GENERAL: Brigadier General John K. Jackson's division has been ordered to proceed by rail to Charleston to-night to re-enforce and co-operate with you. General J. is ordered to report to you when he reaches Charleston (by courier or otherwise). He has also been directed to leave a brigade there to cover the bridge.

Please have orders for General Jackson on his arrival in Charleston.

The news from Philadelphia enlivened our soldiers greatly.

Very respectfully,

KINLOCH FALCONER,

[Assistant Adjutant-General.]