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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 31, Part 2 (Knoxville and Lookout Mountain)
Page 680 KY.,SW. VA.,Tennessee,MISS.,N. ALA.,AND N. GA. Chapter XLIII.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS BRECKINRIDGE'S CORPS, Watkins' House, November 25, 1863-12 p. m.

The following will be the order of march in the movement ordered to-night: Brigadier-General Bate's division will move in front and Stewart's division immediately in rear.

By command of Major-General Breckinridge:


Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863.

Major-General CHEATHAM,
Commanding on the Left:

GENERAL: The general commanding desires you to move at once, with your division and that of General Stevenson, to the right, and report to Lieutenant-General Hardee. Let this be done at once. The artillery will move, by way of Rossville, in rear of Missionary Ridge. The general hopes this movement will be made promptly.

I am, general, your obedient servant,


HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, Near Ringgold, November 26, 1863-11.30 a. m.

Lieutenant-General LONGSTREET,
Commanding near Knoxville:

GENERAL: On arriving here yesterday, about 1 p. m., I found that our line had been broken and our army was falling back. General Bragg desires me to say to you that he wishes you to fall back, with your command, upon Dalton, if possible. If you find that impracticable, he thinks you will have to fall back toward Virginia. At all events, he desires that your order all the cavalry to Dalton.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,



CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Catoosa Station, November 26, 1863.

I. Generals Hardee and Breckinridge will march at daylight in the morning for Dalton. Major-General Cleburne's division will remain near Ringgold, unless forced back by the enemy.

II. Major-General Wheeler will assume command of Wharton's and Kelly's cavalry, and post it so as to cover and protect our front.

III. The Chief of Subsistence will place five days' rations for the army at Catoosa Station and Dalton, each.

By command of General Bragg:


Assistant Adjutant-General.

Page 680 KY.,SW. VA.,Tennessee,MISS.,N. ALA.,AND N. GA. Chapter XLIII.
OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 31, Part 2 (Knoxville and Lookout Mountain)
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