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miles of my command, which is as far as I pushed my reconnaissance. Will not move until further orders. Command well in hand.

T. L. CRITTENDEN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS, September 13, 1863-6 p.m.

Brig. General T. J. WOOD,

Commanding First Division:

SIR: The general commanding directs me to send you the annexed copy of orders for you information and guidance.* The orders embrace the whole corps. So far as they concern your division they are quite explicit, and you will see that they are carried out to their full intentions.

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

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Gordon's Mills, September 13, 1863.

Brigadier-General VAN CLEVE,

Comdg. Third Division, Twenty-first Army Corps:

SIR: The general directs me to inform you that Colonel Wilder with his whole command is now out on your left. The Fourth U. S. Cavalry, previously ordered to your left, has been recalled and will be sent to your right immediately, on a reconnaissance down the Cove road.

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

P. P. OLDERSHAW,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,

September 13, 1863-8.15 p.m.

Brig. General H. P. VAN CLEVE,

Comdg. Third Division, Twenty-first Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you have your animals unharnessed and cared for, but have everything together and ready to move at a moment's warning. He also suggests that the picket line be well cared for, and that the officer of the day look well to the vigilance of the guard.

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

R. LODOR,

Lieutenant Colonel, and Asst. Insp. General, Twenty-first Army Corps.

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*See p.607.

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