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and he confidently believes that they have the power as well as the will to make themselves felt as no troops were ever felt before. They will not fail to remember that this is the enemy by whom their property has been destroyed, their hearthstones desolated, their women insulted and outraged, their altars profaned, and they will sternly avenge their wrongs.

By command of Lieutenant-General Polk:

[THOMAS M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

In the Field, La Fayette, Ga., September 13, 1863-12.30 a. m.

[Lieutenant-General POLK:]

GENERAL: The enemy is approaching from the south, and it is highly important your attack in the morning should be quick and decided. Let no time be lost.

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

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

In the Field, La Fayette, Ga., September 17, 1863.

[Lieutenant-General POLK:]

GENERAL: You will proceed to execute the instructions received from the commanding general as soon as the road is cleared by the commands of Generals Buckner and Walker.

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

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS OF ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

In the Field, Leet's Tan-yard, September 18, 1863.

Lieutenant-General POLK:

General Wheeler is upon your left. General Hill is also supporting your left and rear.

Respectfully,

KINLOCH FALCONER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

In the Field, Leet's Tan-yard, September 18, 1863.

[Lieutenant-General POLK:]

GENERAL: The general commanding desires me to say that should General Buckner by pressed, you will sustain him from Cheatham's

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*See Bragg's report, p. 30

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