FORT MORGAN--11 a. m.
The transport Cahawba is arrived with troops. Where shall they land?
FORT GAINES--11.10 a. m.
The Alliance is off Sand Island with troops. The captain wishes a pilot and directions where to land.
FLAG-SHIP--11.15 a. m.
The troops on the Cahawba will land at Fort Gaines.
FLAG-SHIP--12.05 p. m.
Send for all the pilots at Pilot Town at once.
FORT MORGAN--12.10 p. m.
Will go with the Laura to Pilot Town at once and bring all the pilots I can get to the Hartford.
JAS. E. MONTGOMERY,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
Before I close this report I wish to state that most of the above messages were sent and received under a great many natural disadvantages.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. F. M. DENICKE,
Second Lieutenant, 132nd Regiment New York Inf., and Acting Signal
Officer with Hdqrs. Major-General Granger, Mobile Bay, Ala.
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 233.
Near Atlanta, Ga., August 24, 1864.
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XIII. Pursuant to orders from headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, the limits of the District of the Etowah are extended to include the town of Bridgeport and its defenses on both sides of the Tennessee River. The troops composing the garrison will continue to send their returns to the division headquarters as heretofore, in addition to such as the commanding general of the District of the Etowah may require.
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By command of Major-General Thomas:
WM. D. WHIPPLE,