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SEPTEMBER 12, 1863-11.30 p.m.

Lieutenant-Colonel JACK,

Assistant Adjutant-General, &c.,:

COLONEL: The order of the lieutenant-general commanding of 10.30 p.m., directing me to move forward and get in position by daylight, finds the head of my column entering La Fayette on the way to Rock Spring. I shall get there with as little delay as possible.

Very respectfully,

T. C. HINDMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. FIRST BRIG., MARTIN'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

Alley's House, September 12, 1863-9 p.m.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL, Polk's Corps:

COLONEL: In obedience to orders I have placed my command on the Cove road about half-way between Catlett's Gap and Crawfish Spring, and have established pickets on all approaches to this road between the points above named.

A scout has also been sent across the ridge to observe the road leading to Stevens' Gap along the foot of Lookout Mountain, also a scout down the road to my rear leading toward Chattanooga.

Intelligence has just been received form scouts that the enemy at Cooper's Gap are moving up Stevens' Gap where they are recrossing the mountain.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES HAGAN,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

P. S.-All movements of the enemy in this direction will be promptly reported.

JAMES HAGAN,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

La Fayette, September 12, 1863-10 a.m.

Major-General WHEELER, On Summerville Road:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you bring up one-half of your command to this place, examining well the passes on your left as you come up. The other half you will send to Villanow.

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

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

In the Field, La Fayette, September 12, 1863-9 p.m.

Major-General WHEELER, Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: The road from this place to Ringgold is reported to be unprotected. The general commanding desires that you will examine into this report and establish the proper picket-posts to-night, wherever you may deem necessary.

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

KINLOCH FALCONER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.