War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0808 KY., M. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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HDQRS. RIGHT WING, ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Tompkinsville, Ky., September 10, 1862.

Colonel ALLEN:

COLONEL: You will withdraw your pickets in the morning at 5 a.m., and at 5.30 a.m. will take up the line of march on the Glasgow road. Keep in advance of the infantry. Our advance division will encamp on Scraggs' Creek, about 16 miles from this place, where you are also expected to encamp. On arriving at Scragg's you will ascertain as thoroughly as practicable the approaches to the encampment and throw out pickets on them at least 3 miles. This you are instructed to do habitually on this march until further orders. You will also move each day in advance of the infantry. Captain Wampler, of the Engineer Corps, is in charge of the pioneer corps od this wing of the army, and by conferring with him you can generally get information as to the direction of the march as well as the places of encampment.

I have the honor to be, colonel, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WILLIAMSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. RIGHT WING, ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Tompkinsville, Ky., September 10, 1862.

Major-General WITHERS:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the major-general commanding to direct you to move your command by the Glasgow road at 6 a.m. to-morrow (11th instant), and to encamp it on Scraggs' Creek, 16 miles from this place. Captain Wampler, of the Engineer Corps, is ordered to furnish you a guide.

I am, general, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WILLIAMSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. RIGHT WING, ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Tompkinsville, Ky., September 10, 1862.

Major-General CHEATHAM:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the major-general commanding to direct you to move your command by the Glasgow road at 10 a.m. to-morrow (11th instant), and to encamp on Peters' Creek, 11 miles from this place. You will withdraw your pickets in time to move with you.

I am, general, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WILLIAMSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. RIGHT, WING, ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Tompkinsville, Ky., September 10, 1862.

Major-General CHEATHAM:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the major-general commanding to say that he wishes you to establish a picket on the Scottsville road at a point about 1 1/2 or 2 miles from this place at some point convenient to water.