War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0652 KY., SW. VA., TENN.,MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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MONTGOMERY, September 15, 1863.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Atlanta, Ga.:

I have desired General Bragg to send you back, on account of the arrival of Virginia troops. Go to Enterprise.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

(Same to McNair.)

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Numbers 244.

La Fayette, Ga., September 15, 1863.

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VIII. The depot of supplies will be at once removed from Resaca to Ringgold, or as near thereto as practicable.

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By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

In the Field, near La Fayette, Ga., September 15, 1863.

Major-General WHEELER,

Summerville:

GENERAL: You will cause General Roddey to make his demonstration up the valley and follow the enemy should he move north; otherwise he will threaten him and prevent him from moving forward to Rome. General Roddey will leave a small force to keep the enemy

in observation and give early information. You will return with your command.

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

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ATLANTA, GA., September 15, 1863.

Colonel GEORGE W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Robertson's brigade went up 8 p.m., 14th instant, to Resaca, 1,300 strong. Benning's (1,200 strong) and Law's (2,000 strong) go up at 7 p.m. to-day. Benning compelled to stop to ration and get shoes for barefooted men.

M. H. WRIGHT,

Colonel, Commanding.

JONESBOROUGH, TENN.,

September 15, 1863.

His Excellency JEFFERSON DAVIS,

Richmond:

Your telegram of yesterday received late last night. Owing to some mistake all could not be deciphered. Enough was made out to