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

Wartrace, Tenn., May 23, 1863.

[Major-General BRECKINRIDGE:]

GENERAL: You will prepare all the infantry of your division,except the Tennessee regiments, to move immediately by rail, with three days' cooked rations. You will go in command. The order for the movement will be sent as soon as transportation can be provided. Report in person at these headquarters as early as convenient.

By command of Lieutenant-General Hardee:

T. B. ROY,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS HARDEE'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Wartrace, Tenn., May 23, 1863.

Major-General Breckinridge will put the infantry of his command, except the Tennessee troops, in motion for Watrace to-morrow morning. Two thousand five hundred, commencing with Dilworth and Adams, will be at the depot at Wartrace by 7 a. m. Helm's brigade will move so as to reach Wartrace to-morrow morning.

By command of Lieutenant-General Hardee:

T. B. ROY,

Chief of Staff.

[Indorsement.]

The above order will be executed as promptly as possible. All the transportation will be taken, and what cannot be carried on the cars will be turned over at Wartrace. General Adams will have not less than 1,000 men at Wartrace by 7 a. m. to-morrow; the rest as soon thereafter as possible. General Helm will move the Forty-first Alabama direct to Tullahoma. Preparations must be made to reduce the personal baggage to the lowest point.

By command of Lieutenant-General Hardee:

JOHN A. BUCKNER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Shelbyville, Tenn., May 23, 1863.

Brigadier-General STEWART:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you promptly support Brigadier-General Martin, whenever he may require your support, without awaiting orders from these headquarters.

Most respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

[THOMAS M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS STEWART'S BRIGADE,

May 23, 1863.

Major THOMAS M. JACK,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: In reply to your note of this date, I have respectfully to say that I have supposed my business here on outpost wa to afford prompt support to the cavalry in front, whenever such support seemed neces-

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