War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0863 Chapter XXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - CONFEDERATE.

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and cut off yourself. It you find it necessary to fall back, which is not at all anticipated, your infantry can be brought back by railroad and the cavalry and artillery by the wagon road. The guards at Running Water and Nickojack Bridges will not be moved until relieved by guards from Colonel Russell's battalion. Take with you a full supply of ammunition and all the commissary stores you have on hand. Such subsistence and forage as can be procured for your command at and in the vicinity of Tullahoma will be procured their; other supplies from this place by railroad. Your commissary and quartermaster will procure the necessary funds from the departments here.

Your obedient servant,

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CONFEDERATE STATES FORCES,

Chattanooga, Tenn., September 21, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel A. A. RUSSELL,

Commanding Cavalry Battalion:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs you to relieve the guards from the Thirty-second Alabama Regiment, now stationed at the railroad bridges over Running Water and Nickojack Creeks. You will extend your scouts to Jasper, Stevenson, Bridgeport, and Dunlap, and thus keep up the impression that our forces are still in that portion of the country. For this purpose small detachments may occasionally be sent in the direction mentioned to observe and repress any feeling of disaffection also.

Your obedient servant,

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CONFEDERATE STATES FORCES,

Chattanooga, Tenn., September 21, 1862.

Captain [S. L.] FREEMAN,

Commanding Battery Tennessee Light Artillery:

The major-general commanding directs you to proceed at once with your battery to Tullahoma Station, on the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, and report for orders to the officer commanding at that point. You will take with you a full supply of ammunition and such commissary and quartermaster's sores as you may have.

Your obedient servant,

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST CAVALRY BRIGADE,

Bardstown, Ky., September 22, 1862-7 a. m.

[General POLK]:

GENERAL: I have just received your dispatch ordering me to make a demonstration on West Point, at the month of Salt river, and to break up the railroad. It will be impossible for me to carry out your orders on account of the condition that my horses are in. All the avail