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the left, Cheatham in the second line. The general directs you to move down the river, cross at the first ford, and be ready to support the line of battle. If you discover that the enemy has left Lee and Gordon's Mills you will cross at that place.

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

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

In the Field, Thedford's Ford, September 19, 1863.

[Lieutenant-General POLK:]

GENERAL: The general commanding has arrived at this place and has established his headquarters here. General Buckner has crossed. General Cheatham will follow in his rear. The general wishes to know the state of affairs in your front.

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

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.*] HDQRS. RIGHT WING, ARMY OF TENN.,

Near Alexander's Bridge, September 19, 1863-11.30 p. m.

1. Lieutenant-General Hill, on the right, will attack the enemy with his corps tomorrow morning at daylight.

2. Major-General Cheatham,, on Hill's left, will make a simultaneous attack.

3. Major-General Walker's corps will act as reserve.

Corps and division commanders will see that their troops are amply supplied with ammunition before daylight.

By command of Lieutenant-General Polk:

[THOMAS M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING,

Near Alexander's Bridge, September 20, 1863-5.30 a. m.

Major-General CLEBURNE,

Major-General BRECKINRIDGE:

GENERALS: The Lieutenant-General commanding, having sought in vain for Lieutenant-General Hill, gives you directly the following orders:

Move upon and attack the enemy so soon as you are in position.

Major-General Cheatham, on our left, has been ordered to make a simultaneous attack.

Respectfully, generals, your obedient servant,

[THOMAS] M. JACK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*To Hill, Cheatham, and Walker.

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