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on the Chickamauga before your order to take them to the forks was received. The place is convenient for my troops. Do you desire that they shall be removed to the forks of the creek?

Respectfully,

D. H. HILL,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING, ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Near Mission Mills, September 22, 1863.

Lieutenant-General HILL:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs me to say that the disposition of your baggage train is entirely satisfactory. Let your wagons remain in their present position, in pursuance to orders received.

Respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

[R. H. BREWER,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BATTLE-FIELD, September 22, 1863-12.30 p.m.

Colonel THOMAS M. JACK,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Polk's Corps:

COLONEL: Brigade commanders have sent back orders by officers for their burial details to return to their commands, though the interment of the enemy's dead is not yet completed. I have refused to let these details leave under the orders of their brigade commander until I have received further orders from you. Send me a reply.

I am, colonel, respectfully, &c., yours,

F. E. WHITFIELD,

Provost-Marshall, Lieutenant-General Polk's Command.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Near Red House Ford, September 22, 1863.

Major-General WHEELER,

Commanding Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding desires me to say that we are closely pressing the enemy on our right. He wishes you to push him closely and vigorously on our left.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

KINLOCH FALCONER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Red House, September 22, 1863-6.30 p.m.

Major-General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry Corps:

GENERAL: You had better press the enemy hotly and vigorously as long as he remains this side of the river.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.