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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Murfreesboro. (search)
iver near the ford. The right of Major-General Withers of Lieutenant-General Polk's corps, rested near the left bank of the river and slight Commanding to send at least one brigade to the support of Lieutenant-General Polk, who was hard pressed, and as I recollect, two, if I could and with the remainder of my command to report at once to Lieutenant-General Polk. The brigades of Preston and Palmer were immediately moveard to the position occupied by the General Commanding and Lieutenant-General Polk, near the west bank of the river and a little below the foling from a very hot fire of the enemy. I was directed by Lieutenant-General Polk to form my line with its right resting on the river and it my staff, assisted by gentlemen of the staffs of Generals Bragg and Polk, to rally and form Adams' brigade, which was falling back chiefly beeston and Palmer being now in line — Preston on the right--Lieutenant-General Polk directed me to advance across the plain until I encountere