War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0901 Chapter XXXV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS,

July 5, 1863.

Major-General CHEATHAM:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you move

with your division toward Chattanooga to-morrow morning at 5 o'clock, making your marches as expedition as you can with convenience. In the mean time he desires you to have your sick and those unable to march shipped by the cars.

Respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

[THOMAS M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS,

July 5, 1863-2.20 p. .

Major-General WITHERS:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you move forward to-morrow to Chattanooga with your division, taking up the line of march at 5 a. m.; also that you send your inspector-general to report to Colonel [T. F.] Servis, at Chattanooga, for the purpose of selecting your camp ground.

Respectfully,. general, your obedient servant,

[THOMAS M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS HARDEN'S CORPS,

July 5, 1863.

Major-General STEWART:

GENERAL: Genera; Hardee goes on to Chattanooga early inthe morning, and has turned the command over to Major-General Cleburne.

Respectfully,

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS HARDEE'S CORPS,

July 5, 1863.

Major-General STEWART:

Brigade commanders will send their commissaries in advance to reach Kelly's Ferry by sunrise to-morrow, to receive an issue of one day's rations. The rations will be issued from a steamboat on the opposite side of the river.

Wagons will be on hand to haul the rations.

By orders of Lieutenant-General Hardee:

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS,

Numbers 145. July 6, 1863.

I. Major-General Cheatham will take charge of the rear of the column, sending forward such as are not required to protect and