War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0627 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- CONFEDERATE.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS HILL'S CORPS,

Near Snow Hill, Ga., September 8, 1863.

The corps will move at once upon La Fayette, the division of General Cleburne leading.

The disposition of artillery will be the same as last night. The wagon trains will follow their respective divisions.

Canteens will be filled before the march begins.

By command of Lieutenant General D. H. Hill:

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY IN THE FIELD,

Near Snow Hill, September 8, 1863-11.30 p.m.

Major-General WHEELER,

Summerville:

GENERAL: Concentrate your main force at once on La Fayette, leaving sufficient guards for the passes. The enemy is over the mountain in McLemore's Cove. We will concentrate to-morrow within 5 miles of La Fayette. Send trusty messengers with General Bragg's order to General Forrest to move his whole force at once upon La Fayette.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

P. S.- Acknowledge receipt, and when in enemy's presence send duplicate dispatches.

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

Numbers 70.

Summerville, Ga., September 8, 1863.

I. General Wharton will detail 300 or his best officers and men, armed with long-range guns, to join General Forrest in a reconnaissance of the enemy's position.

II. This detail will report to General Forrest at Alpine at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning and will, as far as possible, include those officers and men who, having already scouted the mountain, are familiar with that section of the country.

III. They will carry two days' rations and a feed of corn in their forage sacks, and will be provided with 80 rounds of ammunition per man.

IV. General Wharton will select a good colonel to command the detail.

V. the commanding officer at Alpine will be instructed to direct an officer with a company to follow this detail and establish a line of couriers from Alpine, the stands not to be more than 4 miles apart.

By order of Major General Joseph Wheeler:

E. S. BURFORD,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.