War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0495 Chapter LXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, November 19, 1863-10 a. m.

Honorable C. A. DANA,

Chattanooga:

Your dispatches of yesterday are received*. I am rejoiced that you have got safely back. My anxiety about you for several days has been very great. Make your arrangements to remain in the field during the winter. Continue your reprots as frequently as possible, always nothing the hour at which they leave you. Telegraph copies of the Rosecrans dispatches mentioned.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

[31.] Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, November 19, 1863-2 p. m.

Major C. A. DANA,

Chattanooga:

There is danger that details of centemplated or pending movements may fall into the hands of the enemy, and as they can be of no service here it will safer to omit in your dispatches. The detail of completed operations cannot be toot full.

EDWIN M. STATON,

[31.] Secretary of War.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., November 19, 1863.

Brigadier-General CRUFT,

Bridgeport, Ala.:

You will come with two brigades up the common road-the Shellmound and Whiteside's road-to General Hooker's headquarters and report to him.

By command of Major-General Granger:

J. S. FULLERTON,

[31.] Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHATTANOOGA, November 19, 1863.

Brigadier General C. CRUFT,

Commanding First Division, Fourth Army Corps, Bridgeport:

You will delay your march until Sherman's troops are out of the way. Then join Hooker, as before ordered.

G. GRANGER,

[31.] Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Knoxville, Tenn., November 20, 1863.

Brigadier-General FERRERO:

There are some sheds or machine or balcksmith shops contiguous to the round-house on the railroad near the right of the line held by your men that should, if possible, be torn down, as they will be likely to interfere greatly with its being held. The round-house should be held

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* See VOL. XXXI, Part II, p. 60.

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