last arrived at Knoxville, and [on] his way with his division. This will strengthen us. Recruiting is slow, but improving.
Yours, very truly.
BARDSTOWN, KY., October 3, -9 p.m.
COLONEL: I directed you by a courier, since my communication to you by Captain White, to bring your force here by 7 a.m. in the morning and to report in person at 5 a.m. Some information received since I wrote you renders it important that your entire force, except the pickets alluled to, should be here as early as 4 a.m. Come into town quietly and report in person to me at Mr. Joe Brown's, a house which will be pointed out to you by the bearer.
W. J. HARDEE,
CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. RES. DIV., RIGHT WING, ARMY OF THE MISS.,
Unceld's Farm, near Bardstown, Ky., October 3, 1862.
This command must have three days' cooked rations in haversacks and be ready to move promptly at 5 a.m. to-morrow. The direction will be indicated at that hour. Rations must be drawn and cooked for men on picket duty. The sick who are unable to walk must be transported in the forage, baggage, and ordnance wagons. All who can walk must be required to do so.
By command of Major-General Withers:
M. G. HUDSON,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,
Knoxville, Tenn., October 3, 1862.
Colonel R. W. HANSON,
[Second Kentucky Infantry], Chattanooga, Tenn.:
Report with your brigade to General Breckinridge at this place. Detail teamsters enough for all the wagons and teams that Captain [T. J.] Noble has for Breckinridge's command. Bring troops by railroad and send wagons by wagon road; all without delay.
FRANKFORT, KY., October 4, 1862-7 a.m.
Major General LEONIDAS POLK,
Commanding Army of the Mississippi:
GENERAL: I have your dispatch of yesterday. Concentrate your force in front of Harrodsburg. A brigade of General Stevenson's command at Danville and Camp Breckinridge will join you. Cleburne's and