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borough. They will keep up communication with each other, and neither will proceed so far as to bring on a heavy engagement.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. W. MACKALL,

Chief of Staff.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. HARDEE'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENN.,

Wartrace, April 25, 1863.

The order for the demonstration on Murfreesborough to-morrow is countermanded by General Bragg. Remain quiet.

By command of Lieutenant-General Hardee:

T. B. ROY,

Chief of Staff.

TULLAHOMA, April 25, 1863

General POLK, Shelbyville:

General Bragg countermands the order to advance in the morning.,

Remain quiet. Answer.

Wheeler is at McMinnville.

W. W. MACKALL,

Chief of Staff.

WARTRACE, April 25, 1863-9 p.m.

Lieutenant-General POLK:

My advance brigades move at daylight, one through Hoover's Gap, the other through Liberty Gap. Your advance is nearer the enemy than mine, and should not move before sunrise.

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Shelbyville, April 25, 1863-10 p.m.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE:

I have just received the following dispatch:

General Bragg countermands the order to advance in the morning. Remain quiet Answer. Wheeler is at McMinnville.

W. W. MACKALL,

Chief of Staff.

L. POLK,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

WARTRACE, April 25, 1863-11 p.m.

General LEONIDAS POLK:

Duplicate of the countermand received by me.

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.