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Page 7 Chapter L. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.


HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Chattanooga, May 1, 1864.

Brigadier General J. C. DAVIS,

Commanding Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you move your two brigades now at McAfee's Church at an early hour to-morrow morning. Colonel McCook's brigade will be moved from its present position direct to Ringgold on Tuesday morning, throwing out flankers well to the right to protect its march.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. C. MCCLURG,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.


HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Chattanooga, Tenn., May 1, 1864.

Brigadier General J. W. GEARY,

Bridgeport, Ala.:

Send either the gun-boat or some other steam-boat to Larkinsville. Take up the pontoon bridge at that place and bring it to Bridgeport.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Chattanooga, Tenn., May 1, 1864.

Colonel E. M. McCOOK,

Commanding First Cavalry Division:

COLONEL: The Fourth Corps has been ordered to move to Catoosa Springs upon the arrival of the left wing at Cleveland. The major general commanding the department directs that you move your division in conjunction with General Howard's corps, guarding well the approaches from the direction of the enemy, that the latter may not be able to attack the column in flank while en route. The movement made, you will take up a position on the left of the Fourth Corps, and continue your observations of the enemy's movements as at present. Address the headquarters of the department at Ringgold on Wednesday.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.


HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAVALRY, DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Chattanooga, May 1, 1864.

General A. C. GILLEM,

Nashville, Tenn.:

General Thomas wishes to have two regiments of your command mounted and equipped and posted on railroad from Murfreesborough to Stevenson with picket at Caperton's Ferry; this to allow troops to be sent to the front; this duty had better devolve on some one brigade. Detailed instructions will be sent by courier.

W. L. ELLIOTT,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Cavalry.


Page 7 Chapter L. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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