War of the Rebellion: Serial 079 Page 0486 KY., SW., VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, Tenn., October 28, 1864-1 p. m.

Major-General STEEDMAN,

Chattanooga:

Make the necessary arrangements for the Twenty-first and Twenty- second Michigan Regiments to proceed to the First DIVISION, Fourteenth Army Corps, when they are withdrawn from the railroad. They are transferred to the Fourteenth Army Corps in place of the Regular Brigade, transferred to the garrison on lookout Mountain.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., October 28, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

The Thirteenth and Twenty-first Michigan Regiments were relieved yesterday and ordered to join the Fourteenth Army Corps.

Respectfully,

J. B. STEEDMAN,

Major-General.

CHATTANOOGA, [October] 28, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

Unless I can have a mounted force to use between Cartersville and Resaca I will not be able to keep the road open. Can I use the Ninth Pennsylvania Cavalry for that purpose!

J. B. STEEDMAN.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT of the CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, October 28, 1864-2 p. m.

Major-General STEEDMAN,

Chattanooga:

Direct the Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry to encamp at Wauhatchie and scout up Lookout Valley and on Sand Mountain, until further orders. General Kilpatrick needs the Ninth Pennsylvania Cavalry, and I have ordered it to him, but you are authorized to detain any other regiment going to the front between Cartersville and Resace, temporarily, for that purpose. Report to General Wilson, commanding Cavalry Corps, DIVISION of the Mississippi, the regiment you detain.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., October 28, 1864.

Major-General THOMAS:

There is no other cavalry than the Ninth and Fifteenth Pennsylvania in this vicinity.

J. B. STEEDMAN,

Major-General.