War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0448 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., & N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Crawfish Spring, September 19, 1863-12.15 a. m.

Major-General McCOOK,

Commanding Twentieth Army Corps:

The general commanding directs me to acknowledge receipt of your 8 p. m. dispatch, and to say so soon as General Thomas' command is out of the way you will close up to this place.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPEARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

September 19, 1863-3.40 p. m.

Major-General McCOOK:

The general commanding directs me to say that he thinks you had better send one brigade from Sheridan to support Davis, who is hardly pressed.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

On Gordon's Mill and Rossville Road, One Mile and a half north of Mill, September 19, 1863-7.40 a. m.

Brigadier General J. A. GARFIELD:

SIR: I have the honor to report that four or five cannon have just fired in the direction of Reed's Mill from this point. General Palmer in position on the left of my corps and Grose's brigade just under orders to make a reconnaissance in direction of Reed's Bridge. Will report again so soon as I learn anything. I can hear General Thomas' artillery passing on my rear and has been passing since 2 a. m.

Respectfully,

T. L. CRITTENDEN,

Major-General, Commanding.

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ROSSVILLE, GA., September 19, 1863.

Generak MORGAN:

You must strenghen the garrison at Bridgeport. If practicable concentrate your own brigade there. Keep ten days' rations constantly on hand. Acknowledge receipt of this order.

GRANGER,

Major-General.

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McFARLAND'S HOUSE,

In Dry Valley, South of Rossville, September 20, 1863.

General ROSECRANS,

Commanding:

GENERAL: I send this to Chattanooga, where I learn your headquarters are, by Captain Hall, of your staff. I have succeeded in making a strong rally here of, say 10,000 men, and some seven or eight