War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0698 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING, ARMY OF TENNESSEE, September 23, 1863-9.30 a.m.

Lieutenant ColonelGEORGE WILLIAM BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: My command was put in motion at the hour named in the order to march, and is all well forward. I inclose a copy of my order,* indicating the disposition of my troops at the point where I propose to place them in line of battle. My headquarters will be on the Shallow Ford road, on the western side of the mountain.

Very respectfully, colonel, your obedient servant,

L. POLK,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

P. S.- I am informed reliably that the enemy has one line extending around his front from Chattanooga Creek to the river on the left; that he is throwing up other interior lines, and that he has a strong force within, provisioned with six days' rations.

L. P.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

No. 74. Lee and Gordon's Mills, September 23, 1863.

Major O. P. Chaffie, chief quartermaster, will proceed to Atlanta, or such other points as he may find necessary, to collect supplies for the corps.

By order of Major-General Wheeler:

E. S. BURFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE, On Missionary Ridge, September 23, 1863-5.30 p.m.

Major-General WHEELER:

GENERAL: You will concentrate your command without delay at Chickamauga and Tyner's Stations, except two regiments to guard and cover our left flank.

General Forrest has been ordered to assemble his troops at the same points.

Colonel Hodge's command will remain where it now is.

Supplies will be had at the station above indicated.

Respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Near Chattanooga, September 23, 1863.

Major-General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that before crossing the Tennessee you ascend Lookout Mountain and sweep up toward Chattanooga, clearing the top of the mountain of the enemy.

Respectfully,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See circular, p.697.

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