at double-quick. Means shall be devised for crossing ditches, sand-bags stuffed with cotton should be experimented with, planks obtained, and everything held in readiness for an assault at the points named by Sumday morning. Call for any working parties needed.
C. B. COMSTOCK,
Captain of Engineers.
HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,
July 1, 1863-2.15 p. m.
At General Thomas' suggestion I concentrate my corps at Tullahoma. I will try and have them all there to-night. Sheridan and Davis are on the Lynchburg road. Johnson is on the main Tullahoma road, but I turn him to the right at Arnold's, and take a new cut road to Tullahoma. If this does not meet with your wishes I can, by an expeditious courier, stop the movement.*
Very respectfully, yours,
A. McD. McCOOK,
MANCHESTER, July 1, 1863-11.15.
GENERAL: The following dispatch is just received from General Sheridan: "I am within two miles of Tullahoma. I am satisfied the enemy evacuated last night."
A. McD. McCOOK,
MANCHESTER, July 1, 1863-10.15 p. m.
General McCook directs you move your command at 3 o'clock in the morning on the road west of the railroad, taking the dirt road as near the railroad as practicable. He wishes you to call at his headquarters instantly for a further conference on the subject.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
G. P. THURSTON,
Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,
July 1, 1863-8.20 a. m.
Brigadier General JAMES A. GARFIELD,
Chief of Staff:
SIR: I have the honor to report my command now ready to move, in compliance with your order+ of this morning, excepting so far as regards three days' forage. I have not any, and I desire to know if the general
* For reply, see Garfield to Mccook, 3.30 p. m., VOL. XXIII, Part II, p. 496.
+ See VOL. XXIII, Part II, p. 494.