to Burkesville or above on flats towed by light steamers. Burkesville is only a hundred miles from Kingston with a hard mountain road, so reported I do not think that Ewell's corps has left Lee's army. Can you not by a flank movement from Chattanooga on Cleveland cut off Braggs rail road communication to East Tennessee? If this could be done, it would prevent a concentration on Burnside." ALS (telegram sent), DNA, RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; DLC-USG, V, 40, 94. O. R., I, xxxi, part 1, 774.
Chattanooga 10 A. M. 30th Oct. 1863.
MAJOR GENERAL. A. E. BURNSIDE
Can you get supplies from Carthage if sent there by boat? 1 They can be sent from Nashville to any point on the Cumberland you designate where boats can go. I will order your clothing to McMinnville if you have not already designated another route, and order the Commanding Officer there to send them by wagons to Sparta and Crossville to meet teams sent out by you. If they take this route I will inform you of the exact day they will leave McMinnville so that you can arrange to meet them.
U. S. GRANT
Telegram, copies, DLC-USG, V, 34, 35; DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Sent. O. R., I, xxxi, part 1, 788. On Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's first telegram of Oct. 22, 1863, USG wrote a memorandum. "Direct Qr. Mr. at Nashville to send to McMinnville the clothing required. Gen. Thomas has ordered more troops to McMinnvilleAs soon as possible a Division will be sent there which will work in conjunction with Burnside's forces on the road." ADfS, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Military Div. of the Miss. See telegram to Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, October 20, 1863. On Oct. 25, USG telegraphed to Burnside. "The Quartermaster at Nashville Tenn. has been directed to telegraph you the number of suits of clothing he can send you, and to ask where they shall be sent. Telegraph Capt. Irvin A. Q. M and they will be sent at once." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 34, 35; DNA, RG 393, Military Div. of the Miss., Letters Sent. On Oct. 30, USG telegraphed to Capt. Charles H. Irvin, Nashville. "If you have