Abstract from field return of the Army of East Tennessee, Brigadier General W. G. M. Davis commanding, for April 20, 1863; headquarters Knoxville, Tenn.
Command Offic Men Effect Aggrega Aggrega Aggrega
ers ive te te te
total present present present
presen and and
t absent absent
Infantry 593 7,879 7,879 10,260 14,412 14,243
Cavalry 355 5,236 5,236 6,402 9,794 9,771
Artillery 41 797 797 1,269 1,654 1,614
Total 989 13,912 13,912 17,931 25,860 25,628
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,
Tullahoma, Tenn., April 21, 1863.
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V. Hardee's corps will move to the front, and take position at Wartrace. Helm's brigade, of this corps, will move upon the Manchester pike, and take post on the pike to the right of the main body. Fairfield and Bellbuckle will be picketed, and the corps otherwise covered as the lieutenant-general may find necessary.
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By command of General Bragg:
GEORGE WM. BRENT,
TULLAHOMA, April 21, 1863.
Inform General Martin by courier to-night that Brigadier-General Helm, commanding brigade at Manchester, has been directed to march on the enemy, now on, or moving on, the railroad between Manchester and McMinnville.
OUTPOST, April 21, 1863.
Major THOMAS M. JACK,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Shelbyville:
The enemy is just in front of our line of pickets from the railroad to the left of Middleton. News just received that the enemy have retired from this pike.
WILL. T. MARTIN,
HEADQUARTERS MARTIN'S CAVALRY DIVISION.
Frazier's Farm, April 21, 1863. (Received 11.40 p.m.)
Major THOMAS M. JACK.
Assistant Adjutant-General, Polk's Corps, Shelbyville:
MAJOR: I am instructed by Brigadier-General Martin to inform you that the enemy retired from our front on this pike this evening, after