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directs me to send you the inclosed letter for Major-General Burnside.* It requests him to move down his cavalry and occupuy the country on the river above this. The general commanding the department thinks there can be no enemy there.

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

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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BRIDGEPORT, ALA., September 10, 1863.

General MORGAN:

You will hold Caperton's Ferry pontoon bridge with a strong force, throwing up the necessary works.

By order of Major-General Granger:

T. B. BEAHAM.

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NEAR ALPINE, September 11, 1863-9.45 p. m.

Colonel HARRISON:

You will return at once to camp. I have just heard from General Thomas. He will try and reach La Fayette to-morrow. It will not be necessary to have your force on the La Fayette road longer.

By command of Major-General McCook:

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

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Nashville, September 12, 1863.

General MORGAN:

Order your cavalry to patrol at irregular hours the road and by-paths between Stevenson and Tantalon to protect the railroad from attacks of guerrillas.

W. C. RUSSELL.

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BRIDGEPORT, September 12, 1863-10.30 a. m.

(Received 1.45 p. m.)

General MORGAN:

Send the Eighty-sixth Illinois to this place immediately on its arrival at Stevenson provided with ten days' rations and forage.

GRANGER,

Major-General.

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BRIDGEPORT, September 12, 1863-12 m.

(Received 1.45 p. m.)

General MORGAN:

Sent one regiment to hold this place; all the troops here ordered to the front. Hurry on rations and forage. Big battle expected.

GRANGER,

Major-General.

[30.]

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*See Critenden to Burnside, VOL. XXX, Part III, p. 523.

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