War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0682 KY., SW., VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING, ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Near Mission Mills, September 21, 1863.- 7.30 p.m.

Brigadier-General FORREST,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: General Polk instructs me to advise you that the head of his column rests at Mission Mills. To-morrow he will move it to Shallow Ford, which will be the right of our line. He wishes you to hold Missionary Ridge from Rossville to Shallow Ford. His headquarters to-night are at Dr. Bailey's, near Mission Mills.

Respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

[THOS. M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

September 21, 1863-5.30 a.m.

General WHEELER:

Send forward at once a strong cavalry force, and ascertain the position of the enemy. Pick up stragglers as you go along.

Respectfully,

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Warrenton, September 21, 1863.

General WHEELER,

Headquarters, Summerville, Ga.:

GENERAL: I arrived here to-day, and will move forward to-morrow toward Gadsden if no other orders reach me. I have no orders since the 14th from you. Will obey it until I hear from you. The courier, Davis, is intelligent, and will give you al information I have.

Very respectfully,

P. D. RODDEY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA,

Dublin, September 21, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond:

Courier from General Jones arrived at Bristol yesterday. He was at Zollicoffer. Enemy moved on that point yesterday at 8 o'clock. Skirmished with our forces. Moved off in the direction of Blountsville and Jonesborough. Colonel Carter started after them with cavalry and artillery last night.

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.