cavalry to report to you early to-morrow morning, and this additional force of cavalry ought to keep you well advised of the movements of the enemy in your front. General Leadbetter has ordered 50 for you, and if they have not arrived please advise me. Direct your advanced brigade to make obstinate defense, so as to give time to send you re-enforcements. Be constantly on the alert. General Bragg is under the conviction that a serious movement is being made on our left. Keep me thoroughly advised of all that passes.
With high respect, your obedient servant,
W. J. HARDEE,
Johnson moves in the morning for Stevens' Gap to strike on flank.
HDQRS. HARDEE'S CORPS, ARMY OF Tennessee,
Chattanooga Valley, November 20, 1863.
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IV. Brigadier-General Pettus will proceed with his brigade to-morrow morning at daylight to the top of Lookout Mountain and report to Major-General Stevenson.
By command of Lieutenant-General Hardee:
T. B. ROY,
HEADQUARTERS HARDEE'S CORPS, Chattanooga Valley, November 21, 1863.
Colonel GEORGE WILLIAM BRENT,
COLONEL: Your order to suspend the movement of Brigadier-General Johnson till further orders has been received. I have instructed him on his return to encamp in this vicinity, thinking it General Bragg's wish in ordering his division to report to me to strengthen this part of the line. If on the contrary it is his wish that he should return to his old encampment, please inform me at once.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. J. HARDEE,
HDQRS. HARDEE'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Chattanooga Valley, November 21, 1863.
Commanding Lookout Mountain:
GENERAL: General Hardee directs me to forward to you the following extract from a communication just received by him from General Bragg:
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Missionary Ridge, November 21, 1863.
GENERAL: * * * The general deems it best that you should have all the avenues of approach to Lookout Mountain as far down as the crook protected by rifle-pits and other defenses against the approaches of the enemy.
GEORGE WM. BRENT,