War of the Rebellion: Serial 077 Page 0623 Chapter LI. NORTH Georgia AND NORTH ALABAMA.

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B.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Atlanta, Ga., September 28, 1864.

Major General J. C. DAVIS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you will have General Morgan get his DIVISION in readiness to move at as early an hour in the morning as possible. Arrangements can be made with the quartermaster by General Morgan for the railroad transportation. Before leaving you will direct General Morgan to call at these headquarters for instructions.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. H. RAMSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

C.

CHATTANOOGA, October 1, 1864-11 p. m.

Brigadier General J. D. MORGAN:

If you find everything all right at Huntsville you will remain there one day and then return to Stevenson. The THIRD Brigade will be forwarded as soon as it arrives.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

D.

WHITESIDE'S, October 2, 1864-12 m.

Brigadier General J. D. MORGAN:

Your dispatch of his a. m. received. The major-general commanding desires you to remain at Huntsville until you receive further orders from him. You will assist in protecting the working parties while repairing the railroad during your stay in Huntsville. The THIRD Brigade of your DIVISION will join you to-day. After the brigade joins you the major-general commanding desires you to move your command in the direction of Athens, and if the enemy is there move upon the place and drive him away. Send back all the trains but one, which you can keep for your own convenience, and send back your orders for supplies unless you are fully provided for at Huntsville. We are on the way to Tullahoma, where we will stay to- night.

ROBT. H. RAMSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

E.

BRIDGEPORT, October 2, 1864-1 p. m.

Brigadier General J. D. MORGAN:

The major-general commanding wishes you to move with your DIVISION up the road toward Athens, not waiting for a completion of railroad, but going before so as to cover the working parties in their operations. Can you get rations at Huntsville, or will you send back for them?

ROBT. H. RAMSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.