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, marching on the road from Rossville to Ringgold, thence to Dalton.
General Wood, after leaving one brigade at Chattanooga, to follow with his two brigades in the same direct line.
General Wagner, with his brigade, having crossed during the night, was left as post commander.
At four P. M., received report from General Palmer, that owing to want of supplies, troops only marched six miles, the advance encamping at Chickamauga Creek, five miles from Ringgold — the rear, General Wood, on Pea Vine Creek, two miles to the rear of advance.
Also, that the enemy's cavalry was in his front, and that a portion of it had charged his advance, rode over four companies of the First Kentucky infantry, and captured fifty men and two officers, without any one on either side being hurt.
At night received from the front several reports, going to show that the enemy was in force this side of Lafayette, and threatening to retake Chattanooga.
September 11, at 1 A. M.--The General Commanding feeling
osition soon after nine A. M., and staid there all day, being unable to have communication with Department Headquarters.
Saw nothing of the enemy.
At forty minutes past seven P. M., received orders to return with the command, placing it at Crawfish Spring or along the Chickamauga Valley, near Gowan's. Too late to make the movement to-day.
September 15.--The two divisions moved as directed last night; the left, Van Cleve's division, at Crawfish Springs; right — Palmer's, near Gowan's, and sf-past 11 P. M., Colonel Minty reported that the enemy was in force at Dalton, Ringgold, Leet's, and Rockspring Church.
September 16.--Nothing occurred of peculiar interest this day, except that Department Headquarters were established at Crawfish Spring.
At half-past 9 P. M., received orders to issue to the men three days rations in haversacks, and twenty rounds of ammunition in the pockets of each man, in addition to having the cartridge-box full.
There are indications that the enemy is