Official Records (CS) Van Dorn to Polk regarding Federals advancing upon Lewisburg, Carter Creek and Columbia

TULLAHOMA, March 20, 1863.
Lieut. Gen. LEONIDAS POLK:
The following dispatch received this morning from Columbia:
General BRAGG:

I am watching enemy. I have just received report this moment that the enemy are advancing upon me on the three pikes–Lewisburg, Carter Creek, and Columbia. I had made every preparation to march in the morning, in obedience to your orders. Am ready to fight, and will do so.
EARL VAN DORN.

GEORGE WM. BRENT,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

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.–#4
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