183.-General Rosecrans's order
headquarters Department of the Cumberland, Chattanooga, Oct. 2, 1863.
Orders No. 3:
army of the Cumberland: You have made a grand and successful campaign; you have driven the rebels from Middle Tennessee.
You crossed a great mountain range, placed yourselves on the banks of a broad river, crossed it in the face of a powerful opposing army, and crossed two other great mountain ranges at the only practicable passes, some forty miles between extremereet's corps, and for two days held them at bay, giving them blow for blow, with heavy interest.
When the day closed, you held the field, from which you withdrew in the face of overpowering numbers, to occupy the point for which you set out — Chattanooga.
You have accomplished the great work of the campaign; you hold the key of East-Tennessee, of Northern Georgia, and of the enemy's mines of coal and nitre.
Let these achievements console you for the regret you experience that arrivals of