Elizabethtown; if this is true you will have heard of it. Send forward this note by a courier to him at that place that he may be advised of things here, do that in case his orders will allow it he may co-operate with us. Of this he must be the judge.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
HDQRS. RES. DIV., RIGHT WING, ARMY OF THE MISS.,
Munfordville, Ky., September 19, 1862.
Brigadier General JAMES R. CHALMERS,
Commanding Second Brigade:
GENERAL: The major-general, commanding desires me to say that General Buckner has been ordered to move forward to Cave City and feel the enemy and make the necessary development of his strength, if it is only a small force covering the retreat of Buell's army. We march at daylight to-morrow to effect a junction with General Kirby Smith. When the troops march they will be provided with two days' rations cooked.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
D. E. HUGER,
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
No. 9. Munfordville, Ky., September 19, 1862.
I. Brigadier General J. K. Jackson, with his brigade, will report forthwith to his wing commander.
II. The commanding officer of Lay's cavalry, with his command, will report for duty to Major-General Hardee.
III. The whole army trains, with the exception of those belonging to army headquarters and regimental ordnance trains and baggage, will move immediately for Bardstown, Ky., under the charge of Lieutenant-Colonel O'Bannon, chief quartermaster. Jackson's brigade, Withers' division, left wing, Army of the Mississippi, and Lay's cavalry regiment will form the escort.
By command of General Bragg:
JNumbers M. OTEY,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF KENTUCKY,
Lexington, Ky., September 19, 1862.
COMMANDING OFFICER RICHMOND, KY.:
SIR: The major-general commanding directs that you hold all your disposable cavalry force subject to the orders of Colonel J. H. Morgan, who will proceed to Irvine and assume command of all the cavalry in that section.
Your obedient servant,
Lieutenant and Acting Aide-de-Camp.
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