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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), An important Dispatch. (search)
st exciting conditions, signed by him, and addressed to General Polk, who was asked to forward it to General Bragg. At the stirrup as a writing desk. This dispatch announced to General Polk, General Forrest's belief that the enemy were evacuatin As soon as the dispatch was written, it was sent to General Polk, who, as requested, sent the information to General Bra, who was the commanding officer. After this was done, General Polk put the dispatch in his dispatch box, and years after it was found by his son, Dr. Mechlenburg Polk, who is now a practicing physician in New York city. Knowing that Dr. John A. rrest, in whose command Dr. Wyeth served when a mere lad, Dr. Polk loaned to Dr. Wyeth this dispatch. In some way the Warore be kept in a place of permanent safety. Drs. Wyeth and Polk were of the opinion that the request should be granted, andeet wondered why Bragg had abandoned his plan. Forrest and Polk could not understand the sudden change in Rosencranz's move