War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0626 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII

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[Indorsement.]

SEPTEMBER 9, 1863.

I replied immediately to your dispatch of the 6th, to send all the troops you could spare.

S. C.

MORTON, September 8, 1863.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE,

Canton:

The following just received from General Johnston. It does not seem necessary to do anything before your return.

MONTGOMERY, September 8, 1863.

Colonel B. S. EWELL:

Desire General Hardee to send Buford's brigade as well as those already mentioned should it become necessary to re-enforce Mobile. Those at Atlanta will return in a few days.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

BENJ. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MORTON, September 8, 1863.

General JOHNSTON,

Montgomery:

There seems to be every disposition here to carry out your views and wishes in all respects. It was supposed yesterday that you had gone to Atlanta.

BENJ. S. EWELL,

HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS,

Near Snow Hill, September 8, 1863.

Major General T. C. HINDMAN:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you will move your command to-morrow morning punctually at 6 o'clock. He requests that you will note the time it takes your division to pass a given point and report the same.

T. F. SEVIER,

Assistant Inspector-General.

IN THE FIELD, NEAR SNOW HILL,

September 8, 1863.

Major General B. F. CHEATHAM:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you will have your command in readiness to move to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock.

T. F. SEVIER,

Assistant Inspector-General.