War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0692 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 22, 1863.

Colonel G. W. BRENT:

COLONEL: At 1.45 p.m. General Cheatham, after a short and sharp engagement, occupied the top of Missionary Ridge.

Respectfully, colonel,

L. POLK.

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING, ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Near Mission Mills, September 22, 1863.

Major-General CHEATHAM:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you push the enemy vigorously, and, if possible, drive him from his position. Let there be no delay. He is just informed that McLaws' division, having passed McFarland's this morning, is moving on Chattanooga.

Respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

[R. H. BREWER,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING, ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Near Mission Mills, September 22, 1863-2 p.m.

Brigadier-General ANDERSON:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs you to send forward a brigade in the direction of Chattanooga, to a point which will be pointed out by the guide who carries this order.

Respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

[R. H. BREWER,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. RIGHT WING, ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Near Mission Mills, September 22, 1863-11 p.m.

The Right Wing of the army will move upon Chattanooga at 7 a.m. to-morrow, General Hill on Mission Mills, and Walker on Shallow Ford road. All baggage to be left in camp.

By command of Lieutenant-General Polk:

[R. H. BREWER,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Sent to Lieutenant-General Hill and Major-General Walker.)

HEADQUARTERS, September 22, 1863-4 o'clock.

[General PATTON ANDERSON:]

Wagons all right now. Will be on top of mountain in an hour. All obstructions removed. A courier just passed reports the enemy evacuating Chattanooga. He comes from Forrest.

Respectfully,

MARCUS J. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General.