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[Fourth indorsement.]

AUGUST 28, 1863.

Respectfully submitted for the consideration of the President.

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

[Fifth indorsement.]

SECRETARY OF WAR:

The indorsement of General Bragg indicated the propriety of a postponement. Subsequent events have served to render the proposition more objectionable. Whenever a change of circumstances will permit, the measure may be adopted.

J. DAVIS.

HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Chattanooga, August 199, 1863.

Major General T. C. HINDMAN:

GENERAL; The lieutenant-general commanding directs that the two brigades of your division now here move and take up a position on the other side of Lookout Creek.

As to the position to be taken you will be more accurately advised by the corps inspector-general.

Respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

[T. M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS,

Chattanooga, August 19, 1863.

Major General T. C. HINDMAN:

GENERAL: The brigades of your division will encamp this side of Lookout Creek. Their ordnance trains will remain here, 40 rounds of ammunition being deemed sufficient. The particular place of their encampment is left to your discretion.

Most respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

[T. M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KNOXVILLE, August 19, 1863-9.30 o'clock.

Brigadier General W. W. MACKALL,

Chief of Staff, Chattanooga:

General Buckner not in. I received just now the following telegram from General Frazer, at Cumberland Gap: "Burnside is moving on East Tennessee, Monticello, and Big Creek Gap probably. Particulars by courier." General Forrest informs us of an engagement on 17th enemy repulsed but now on the road to Pikeville.

V. SHELIHA,

Chief of Staff.

MORTON, August 20, 1863.

General S. COOPER:

A body of the enemy's cavalry, reported 1,200, moved by Rocky Ford toward Grenada; another from Yazoo City by Durant Station