War of the Rebellion: Serial 051 Page 0301 Chapter XLII. THE CHICKAMAUGA CAMPAIGN.

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[Exhibit H.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Gordon's Mills, September 10, 1863-6 p.m.

Major-General HINDMAN,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding instructs me to say that Crittenden's corps marched from Chattanooga this morning in this direction and that it is highly important that you should finish the movement now going on as rapidly as possible.

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

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Exhibit J.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Gordon's Mills, September 10, 1863-7.30 p.m.

Major-General HINDMAN,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: The enemy is now divided. Our force at or near La Fayette is superior to the enemy. It is important now to move vigorously and crush him.

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

KINLOCH FALCONER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Exhibit K.]

HEADQUARTERS, ETC.,

Near Morgan's, September 10, 1863-8 p.m.

Lieutenant General D. H. HILL,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: I send Major Nocquet, of General Buckner's staff to confer with you as to our operations. He understands the situation here as fully as I do. The question which I am trying to solve to-night is: What force of the enemy is at or about Steven's Gap to attack me in rear while co-operating with you? Probably the greater part of that force would be drawn toward Dug Gap at the sound of your artillery, thus enabling me to move by way of Davis' Cross-Roads without too great risk. Can you at an early hour to-morrow make a real attack on the head of the enemy's column, so as to induce him to mass his forces while I strike him in rear? In this connection, can you force your way through them and effect a junction with me about Davis' Cross-Roads, while I force my column tot he same point? Please answer these questions specifically. It may be that the enemy is in such force at Steven's Gap that I may find it imprudent to expose my rear to their attacks.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. C. HINDMAN,

Major-General.

[Exhibit L.]

HEADQUARTERS TROOPS IN THE FIELD,

Near Morgan's, September 10, 1863-10.15 p.m.

Lieutenant Colonel GEORGE WILLIAM BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of Tennessee:

COLONEL: I forward herewith a copy of a letter addressed by me to-night to General Hill. It was submitted to and approved by the