War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0705 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS, Missionary Ridge, September 26, 1863.

Brigadier-General Jackson will report with his brigade to Major-General Cheatham.

By command of Lieutenant-General Polk:

[T. M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE, In the Field, 3 Miles from Chattanooga, September 26, 1863.

Lieutenant-General POLK,

Commanding Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding desires to see you at 10 o'clock this morning.

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

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS HILL'S CORPS, September 26, 1863-12.30.

Major-General STEWART,

Commanding:

The fortifications will be finished to-day. Reguisitions will be immediately made for captured Napoleons and Parrotts in lieu of 6-pounders, and for shoes, canteens, haversacks-everything needed for a march. The name of one officer from each regiment will be forwarded to be detailed to go as far as Dalton to bring up stragglers.

By command of Lieutenant General D. H. Hill:

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Near Chattanooga, September 26, 1863.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: May I take the liberty to advise you of our condition and our wants? On the 20th instant, after a very severe battle, we gained a complete and glorious victory-the most complete victory of the war, except, perhaps, the first Manassas. On the morning of the 21st General Bragg asked my opinion as to our best course. I suggested at once to strike at Burnside, and if he made his escape to march upon Rosecrans' communication in rear of Nashville. He seemed to adopt the suggestion, and gave the order to march at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. The Right Wing of the army marched some 8 or 10 miles, my command following the next day at daylight. I was halted at the crossing of the Chickamauga, and on the night of the 22nd the army was ordered to march for Chattanooga,

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