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