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They will march so as to reach Trenton or the foot of the mountain by dusk to-morrow evening. General Gist had been ordered to send you two brigades to replace the troops thus detached.

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

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Missionary Ridge, November 16, 1863.

Lieutenant Gen. W. J. HARDEE,

Commanding Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding instructs me to say that he wishes you to send the 2,000 which he directed you to hold in readiness to Brigadier-General Liddell, so as to reach Trenton or the foot of the mountain to-morrow at dusk.

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

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS HARDEE'S CORPS, Chattanooga Valley, November 16, 1863.

Colonel GEORGE W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I have received your order to send 2,000 men to report to General Liddell at Trenton to-morrow night, which order will be complied with, but I desire to say that whenever your order troops on special service it is proper to state the amount of rations to be taken. This is indispensable in order to avoid delay. I am not presumed to know what orders have been given by the commanding general to General Liddell and what amount of rations are needed.

Very respectfully,

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS HARDEE'S CORPS,

No. 7. Chattanooga Valley, November 16, 1863.

III. Brig. Gen. S. R. Gist will send two brigades from his command at daylight to-morrow morning [17th] to report to Major-General Stevenson on the top of Lookout Mountain. They will move promptly at daylight.

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By command of Lieutenant-General Hardee:

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS LONGSTREET'S CORPS, En Route, November 16, 1863-10.30 a.m.

Major-General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: I am just in receipt of your communication of the 14th instant reporting your operations.