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commanding directs that you proceed with them to Rock Spring and take position there.

You will move light, with your ambulance and ordnance trains.

Respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

[THOS. M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

In the Field, La Fayette, September 12, 1863-8.30 p.m.

Major-General HINDMAN:

GENERAL: In reply to your communication of this date, in regard to the moving of your command, the general commanding directs me to say that he regards your march this evening as of the first importance. He desires that you will move up promptly and report to Lieutenant-General Polk.

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

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS HINDMAN'S DIVISION,

September 12, 1863-9.45 p.m.

Respectfully forwarded for the information of the lieutenant-general commanding the corps.

In reply to a communication from General Mackall, inquiring as to the time my command would move, I stated that the hour originally designated was at dark this evening, but that subsequently, at my urgent request, the order to march was suspended until daylight to-morrow.

The within order was received at 9.05 p.m. My command will be ready to move at 10 p.m. I respectfully request that a staff officer from corps headquarters may meet me at the head of my column t designate to me the place wherer my command is to be camped.

T. C. HINDMAN,

Major-General, Commanding

HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS,

Rock Spring Church, September 12, 1863-10.30 p.m.

Major-General HINDMAN:

GENERAL: I find the state of things in my front such as to make it necessary for you to move without a moment's delay. You should be here and in position by daylight.

Respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

L. POLK,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding

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