ain to Trenton, without coming around by the river. There is a cavalry regiment at Brigades, subject to your orders. From it you cam send scouts across the river to your front to keep you advised. Keep a strong infantry picket on the island at the brigade. The river from Shellmound up to Chattanooga, General Bragg informs the lieutenant-general, is under General Wheeler's observation. You should keep yourself in communication with him. The lieutenant-general is also informed by General Bragg that there is a telegraphic station at Bridgeport.
Most respectfully, general, your obedient servant,
[THOMAS M. JACK,]
HDQRS. ANDERSON'S BRIGADE, WITHERS' DIVISION,
POLK'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE,
Taylor's Store, Ala., July , 1863-12 m.
Major THOMAS M. JACK,
Asst. Adjt. General, Polk's Corps. Army of Tennessee:
MAJOR; In obedience to instructions from the lieutenant-general commanding corps, given at the time my command took up this position, I have stationed guards along the river from Bridgeport to Shellmound, and even below the formed and above latter. I find that there ia a guard of 52 men at Running Weter Brigades, 1 mile west of Whiteside Station, furnished from Brigadier-General Jackson's command; also a guard of 13 men at brigade over Lookout Creek, and one of 11 men at Chattanooga Creek, near the city of Chattanooga. I have ont relieved these guards, because they were not embraced in the district allotted to my command, and now merely report the fact lest they may be withdrawn under some misapprehension, without having their places supplied.
No news of the enemy in my front. The bushwhackers are report to be concentrating in some on Waldron's Bridge. I will learn more of their movements and inform you.
I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
ADJT. AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Numbers 167. Richmond, July 15, 1863.
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XXIII. Major General T. c. Hindman is assigned to duty with the army under General Bragg, and will report accordingly.
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By command of the Secretary of War:
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT Numbers 2.,
Numbers 21. Chattanooga, Tenn., July 15, 1863.
by direction of the War Department, Brigadier General G. J. Pillow will resume his duties as superintendent of the conscript duty in Alabama,