War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0612 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA, AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Chattanooga, September 6, 1863.

Lieutenant-General POLK:

Send everything to the rear. Retain only fighting men.

By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Chattanooga, Tenn., September 6, 1863.

Lieutenant-General POLK:

Commanding Corps:

GENERAL: It is ordered that six days' rations be drawn and carried be the troops, but that only the bacon be cooked. The beef will be driven on the hoof. Bread or meal must be taken by the corps for six days.

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

KINLOCH FALCONER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS,

Chattanooga, September 6, 1863.

Major-General CHEATHAM:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding desires that you will have your command placed in readiness to move without delay with three days' cooked rations.

Most respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

THOS. M. JACK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Major-General Hindman.)

HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS,

Chattanooga, September 6, 1863.

Major General T. C. HINDMAN:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding wishes you to hold your command ready for movement at a moment's notice.

Respectfully, general,

[THOS. M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Major General B. F. Cheatham.)

HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS,

Chattanooga, September 6, 1863

Major-General CHEATHAM:

GENERAL: When you are ready are to move the lieutenant-general desires you to inform him of the fact, in order that he may put the column in motion.

Respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

[THOS. M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.]

(Same to Major-General Hindman.)