HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE,
Chattanooga, August 24, 1863.
Major General B. F. CHEATHAM:
GENERAL: I have the honor to notify you that your two brigades in town (Smith's and Maney's) have been ordered back to their camps.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
T. M. JACK,
HEADQUARTERS HINDMAN'S DIVISION,
August 24, 1863-1 p. m.
Lieutenant Colonel T. M. JACK,
COLONEL: Your communication directing me to picket the river from Wauhatchie down to the lowest of our batteries on the river has been received.
I would respectfully suggest that Wauhatchie, being some 4 miles back from the river (which is very winding), is not a definite limit, and I would be at a loss under present instructions as to how far up the river to extend my pickets. Might I ask for more definite directions? I would also like to know how many men General Cheatham now has on picket there.
I am, colonel, very respectfully,
T. C. HINDMAN,
Respectfully referred to Colonel G. W. Brent, assistant adjutant-general.
The order given to General Hindman being based on the order received from army headquarters, more definite instructions are respectfully requested.
The picket will be from Wauhatchie to the river, thence up the river to Chattanooga.
GEORGE WM. BRENT,
HEADQUARTERS CLEBURNE'S DIVISION,
Harrison, August 24, 1863.
Lieutenant General D. H. HILL,
GENERAL: I do not know by whose order General Clayton sent a regiment north of the Hiwassee; it was not by mine, and as you left me in command, I suppose you would have notified me of any orders to him. I would like to know if this move of his meets your