War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0974 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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morning up on the top of the mountain to a position near Colonel Heg's brigade. General Johnson is instructed to occupy the ground on which these brigades are now encamped with his division.

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

G. P. THRUSTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Dunlap, Tenn., August 31, 1863.

Brigadier-General WOOD,

Commanding Post, Therman:

The general commanding directs that you move your two brigades now with you down the Sequatchie Valley at 6 to-morrow morning. Instruct General Wagner to act in conformity with the inclosed copy of orders, which I send you for your information.

I am sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Dunlap, Tenn., August 31, 1863-11.45 a.m.

Brigadier General T. J. WOOD,

Therman:

SIR: The general commanding directs me to inform you that the has just received a very unintelligible message by signal, ordering him to move down secretly and quietly, leaving front as at present, &c.; also that special instructions were sent this 3.25 a.m. in cipher. The general desires that you send out a courier on road to Tracy City to hasten these orders, as they ought to be here now. the couriers bearing this will await the arrival of the dispatch.

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

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Dunlap, Tenn., August 31, 1863.

Major General J. M. PALMER,

Comdg. 2nd Div., Twenty-first Army Corps, Dunlap, Tenn.:

The general commanding directs that you move your two brigades now with you down the Sequatchie Valley at 6 to-morrow morning. Instruct General Hazen to act in conformity with the inclosed copy of orders, which I send you for your information and guidance.*

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

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See p. 236.

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