War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0802 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Shelbyvile, April 29, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel [M. T.] POLK:

COLONEL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs you to order Barret's battery to report to Brigadier-General Walthall, and to move with his brigade, which is ordered to move in the direction of Lewisburg, from Shelbyville. Let the battery join the brigade as it marches down the Lewisburg pike.

Very respectfully, colonel, your obedient servant,

[THOMAS M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEAR WOODBURY, April 29, 1863-10 p. m.

Major D. G. REED,

Assistant Adjutant-General, McMinnville:

MAJOR: This morning I sent two scouts, on different roads, in the direction of Liberty. They have both returned, and report the enemy moving in the direction of Murfreesborough, with the greater portion, if not all, of his forces. Their wagons were loaded with citizens, furniture, &c.

I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. C. P. BRECKINRIDGE,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS MORGAN'S DIVISION,

Sparta, April 29, 1863-11.30 p. m.

Major D. G. REED,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I have the honor to forward copy of dispatch just received from Colonel Chenault, at Monticello, Ky., dated 28th instant:

GENERAL: I have just returned from Mill Springs. The enemy have crossed at Morrins', and we have been skirmishing all day with them. I have also just received a note from Major [J. M.] McCreary that they have crossed at Green's Creek, and he is skirmishing with them in that direction. We will fall back to the forks of the road at Mr. Shulls to-night, and await their movements. General, if possible, help us.

Yours, &c.,

D. W. CHENAULT,

Colonel.

I have the honor to remain, very respectfully,

JOHN H. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General.

TULLAHOMA, April 29, 1863.

Major-General WHEELER:

(Care of General Bragg.)

Being charged by General Maury with the picket duty along the Cumberland River, I shall assume command of the regiments of Colonels Cluke and Chenault whilst they remain in Clinton and Wayne Counties. Please issue the necessary orders to prevent misunderstanding, and communicate with me at Albany, Ky.

Respectfully,

JOHN PEGRAM,

Brigadier-General.