War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0884 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Shelbyville, June 24, 1863-10.15 p. m.

Major-General WITHERS:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you hold your division in readiness for any movement, and order back at once any troops of your command which may have been sent out to cut wheat.

Most respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

[THOMAS M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Similar letter sent to Major-General Cheatham.)

HEADQUARTERS HARDEE'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Wartrace, June 24, 1863-4.30 p. m.

Major-General STEWART,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: General Hardee directs that you collect the scattered regiments of cavalry mentioned in your dispatch of 3.45 p. m., and, leaving enough to cover your front, send the remainder in pursuit of the enemy's force that has passed on in the direction of Manchester. Was there artillery with the enemy's cavalry?

Demonstrations are being made at Liberty Gap and other points along the front.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS HARDEE'S CORPS, Wartrace, June 24, 1863-5.30 p. m.

Major-General STEWART,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: General Hardee directs me to say he has directed one regiment of Clayton's brigade to be stationed at Shiloh Church.

Respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS HARDEE'S CORPS, Wartrace, June 24, 1863-10.30 p. m.

Major General ALEXANDER P. STEWART,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: Dispatch from Captain [R. A.] Hatcher, of 9 p. m., received. General Hardee desires that you will continue to furnish him information as speedily as possible, and directs that, if hard pressed to-morrow, you will fall back gradually toward Wartrace.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.