War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0672 KY., SW., VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

In the Field, near Thedford's Ford, September 19, 1863-10 a.m.

Major-General WHEELER,

Commanding Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you immediately remove your command to near this place. This order does not include Armstrong's brigade.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

KINLOCH FALCONER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Thedford's Ford, September 19, 1863.

Major-General WHEELER:

GENERAL: General Breckinridge has been withdrawn from his position in front of Lee and Gordon's Mills, and the general commanding desires that you will closely observe this point. You will send a sufficient force for this purpose.

Respectfully,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General

HEADQUARTERS,

September 19, 1863-12.10 .

General WHEELER:

We are ordered to Thedford's Ford; a regiment and section of battery have been left at Glass' Mill. General Hill begs you will relieve this force as soon as possible so that it may join its command.

Respectfully,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ATLANTA, GA., September 19, 1863.

Colonel J. P. JONES,

Tunnel Hill, Ga.:

Wofford's brigade left here this morning. Troops are being forwarded as rapidly as we can get cars. Two trains of empty cars were seized at Resaca yesterday and not allowed to come down, and it interferes greatly with movement of troops. Please have cars promptly returned.

M. H. WRIGHT,

Colonel, Commanding,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF WESTERN VIRGINIA AND EAST TENN.,

Zollicoffer, September 19, 1863.

Colonel TYLER,

Commanding, &c.:

Your courier has delivered your message. Keep your cavalry in position to observe the enemy and ascertain his numbers. The courier