|Colonel John T. Wilder|
CHATTANOOGA AND GORDON'S MILLS ROAD, ONE AND A HALF MILES FROM GORDON'S MILLS,
September 18, 1863-4 p.m.
Assistant Adjutant-General, and Chief of Staff:
The enemy are crossing (infantry and cavalry) Chickamauga Creek at Alexander's and Byram's Ford below. Colonel Minty has fallen back toward Rossville; has two of my regiments. Colonel Minty reports cannonading toward Cleveland last night. This forenoon a column of dust arose in Napier's Gap; three hours in passing. A large camp fire is now seen at Napier's. The column that attacked me came through Napier's Gap; another column came from the direction of Peeler's. Colonel Minty reports infantry flanking him on both flanks.
I am, sir, very respectfully, &c.,
J. T. WILDER,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.