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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Glasgow, Ky., September 15, 1862-12.15 a.m.

Major-General POLK,

Commanding Right Wing:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that Major-General Withers be ordered to proceed forthwith with Gardner's and Jackson's brigades to the scene of the late engagement between General Chalmers and the enemy, and if upon his arrival he finds it practicable to carry the position occupied by the enemy to do so.

Respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

GEO. G. GARNER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Glasgow, Ky., September 15, 1862.

Major General LEONIDAS POLK,

Commanding Right Wing, Army of the Mississippi:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you will take direction in person of the movements of your command on Munfordville and the following disposition of your troops be made: First, a portion of your cavalry to be kept well in front of Bell's Station toward Bowling Green to watch the enemy, press in his pickets, and to keep you well and often advised of his movements; second, Brigadier-General Duncan, with his brigade, will join his division, now en route toward Munfordville; third, Cheatham's division will move to the railroad or Cave City and be ready for orders at all hours; fourth, the First Regiment Louisiana Infantry will be ordered forward.

Respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

GEO. G. GARNER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[GLASGOW, KY.], September 15, 1862-9 a.m.

[Major-General POLK:]

DEAR GENERAL: It is suggested by General Hardee, who is acquainted with the works at Munfordville, that they are quite strong in this direction, but may turned and carried by crossing the river above. Consider this.

Yours, truly,

BRAXTON BRAGG.

HDQRS. FOURTH BRIGADE, RESERVE DIVISION,

RIGHT WING, ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Camp near Proctor's Station, Ky., September 15, 1862.

Major D. E. HUGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Reserve Division, Glasgow, Ky.:]

MAJOR: No further attempt have been made to pass any train by this point. I am informed that Judge McPherrin, of Glasgow, is the person who sent a runner from that place to inform the enemy of the