Official Records (CS) Roddey to Polk regarding citizen reports corroborating army accounts of Federal troops position

CHAPEL HILL, March 9, 1863.
General LEONIDAS POLK,
Headquarters Shelbyville, Tenn.:

GENERAL: The only item of news since my last, at 10 this a.m., is contained in inclosed note(*) from my picket outpost at Riggs’ cross-roads; it is corroborated by some citizens coming in since. Maj. [W. A.] Johnson, of my regiment, has gone out to investigate the matter, and engage the enemy if they advance on us. I send this via Unionville, that Colonel [A. A.] Russell may know all that I do of the enemy’s movements.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. D. RODDEY,
Colonel.

O.R.– SERIES I–VOLUME XXIII/2 [S# 35]
Correspondence, Orders, And Returns Relating To Operations In Kentucky, Middle And East Tennessee, North Alabama, And Southwest Virginia, From January 21 To August 10, 1863.
CONFEDERATE CORRESPONDENCE. ETC.–#3
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