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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Numbers 245.

In the Field, La Fayette, Ga.,

September 16, 1863.

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VII. Buckner's corps and Walker's reserves will move at daylight to-morrow and take position from Pea Vine Church, north along Pea Vine Creek.

VIII. Polk's corps will move at 8 a.m. to-morrow and take post on Buckner's left, and occupy the ground to near Glass' Mill, so as to command that crossing.

IX. Forrest's cavalry will cover the front and flank of both these movements.

X. Wheeler's cavalry, leaving a small force to observe the road south, will pass through Dug to Catlett's Gap, press the enemy, secure some prisoners if possible, and join our flank near Glass Mill.

XI. Reed's Bridge, Byram's Ford, Alexander's Bridge, and the fords next above, will be seized and held by our cavalry.

XII. Hill's corps will occupy the gaps across Pigeon Mountain and observe the road to the south, and be ready to move at a moment's notice.

XIII. All extra wagon trains will be sent across Taylor's Ridge, near Ringgold.

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XVIII. The Reserve Artillery will march to-morrow morning at 8 a.m. with Polk's corps, and will be under the orders of Lieutenant-General Polk, to whom Major Robertson will report.

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By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS,

La Fayette, September 16, 1863.

Major-General Hindman will move his division along the Crawfish Valley road, left in front, at 8 o'clock a.m. to-morrow, and take position with his left resting on Pigeon Mountain at Worthen's Gap, from whence he will extend himself eastwardly in the direction of Pea Vine Church until his right rests upon Cheatham's left.

Major-General Cheatham will move at the same hour, right in front, on the Ridge road leading to Rock Spring Church. He will proceed past the church to the neighborhood of Pea Vine Church, where his right will rest on Buckner's or Walker's left. The left of his line will be extended in the direction of Worthen's Gap until it meets or rests upon Hindman's right.

Both division commanders will order ordnance, ambulance, and baggage trains to accompany them.

By command of Lieutenant-General Polk:

[THOS. M. JACK.]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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