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o strike the enemy as he debouched from the mountains into the open country. Gen. Wheeler was accordingly ordered to watch carefully the mountain passes, and General Forrest to cover the front of our advance. The army moved on the evening of the 7th and morning of the 8th of September, in two columns, Gens. Polk and Hill on the d of his corps, and sent the remainder in the direction of Ringgold, advanced beyond Lee and Gordon's Mills, and crush him before Thomas or McCook could reach him. Forrest, Pegram, and Armstrong, had with a small force of cavalry been bravely contesting his advance, but still he continued slowly to progress.--The plan here indicatedward Glass's Mills, on the Chickamauga; Hill to bring up the rear, moving in the direction of Lee & Gordons's Mills, and watching the mountain passes on the left; Forrest to cover the front and right flank, and Wheeler to pass to the left of Polk and protect his flank. Gen. Bushrod Johnson's brigade was at Ringgold, to which point