War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0697 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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CIRCULAR. HDQRS. RIGHT WING, ARMY OF TENNESSEE, September 23, 1863.

The Right Wing of the army will be formed in line of battle at the foot of Mission Ridge.

Polk's corps will constitute the right of the line, Hill's corps the left, each division furnishing its own reserve.

Walker's division will be held as a general reserve in rear of the right of the line.

By command of Lieutenant-General Polk:

[T. M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Sent to Generals Cheatham, Hill, Walker, and Anderson.]

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING, ARMY OF TENNESSEE, September 23, 1863-8 a.m.

Major-General CHEATHAM:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you will advance your line toward the front sufficiently to enable General Walker to come in behind you as a reserve.

Very respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

[T. M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING, ARMY OF TENNESSEE, September 23, 1863-8 a.m.

Major-General WALKER,

Commanding Corps:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you will move forward your corps upon the Shallow Ford road, so as to pass Mission Ridge, and form as a reserve on General Cheatham. To enable you to do so, General Cheatham has been ordered to advance sufficiently far from the foot of the ridge.

Very respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

[T. M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING, ARMY OF TENNESSEE, September 23, 1863.

Brigadier-General ANDERSON:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you form on Cheatham's left.

Very respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

[T. M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.