October 23, 1863: Thomas protects his supply lines

Gen. George Thomas

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Chattanooga, October 23, 1863.

Major-General HOOKER,

Stevenson:

The general commanding directs that one division of the Twelfth Corps will guard the railroad from Murfreesborough to Bridgeport, the remainder of the Twelfth Corps will concentrate at Stevenson to move with the Eleventh Corps on the south side of the Tennessee River. If transportation of the Eleventh Corps is at Stevenson, it will answer for that corps and the division of the Twelfth. If transportation of Eleventh Corps has not arrived, prepare to use flats and barges,which can be protected from the shore. General Howard has been telegraphed to prepare to move pontoon train by water.

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General.

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