War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0526 Chapter XIII. KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA.

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remainder of your brigade, with the exception of the Ninth Ohio, joins you. The original plan given you may be carried out upon the concentration of your brigade, unless events render a charge necessary. Report daily, if possible, and oftener if necessary.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Knoxville, Tenn., September 10, 1863.

Colonel FRANK WOLFORD,

Comdg. Independent Brigade, Knoxville, Tenn.:

The general commanding the corps directs that your order Colonel Crittenden, Twelfth Kentucky Cavalry, to proceed at once with his regiment to Greeneville, for the purpose of re-enforcing Colonel J. W. Foster, who is there with a portion of the Second Cavalry Brigade. He will report to him on his arrival. As soon as those portions of the Second Brigade that are now detached can join their brigade, Colonel Crittenden will be ordered back to his brigade. You are also directed to send the order to him with all dispatch by the courier line.

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

GEO. B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Knoxville, Tenn., September 10, 1863.

Colonel FRANK WOLFORD,

Comdg. Independent Brigade, Knoxville, Tenn.:

The general directs you to send a courier with instructions to Colonel Crittenden to move very cautiously when near Greeneville or the railroad, looking out for the enemy and guarding against all contingencies of surprise or capture. He will ascertain where Colonel Foster is, and join him as soon as he can. The general directs you, also, to order Colonel Crittenden to send a courier after Colonel Graham, and communicate the same instructions as are contained above to him. The courier must go at full speed to Colonel Crittenden, and also from Colonel Crittenden to Colonel Graham.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERST TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Knoxville, Tenn., September 10, 1863.

Colonel FRANK WOLFORD,

Commanding Independent Brigade:

The general commanding the corps directs you to establish a courier line between here and Cumberland Gap immediately, via Tazewell, the posts to be 10 miles apart, 3 couriers to be on each post.