COLUMBIA, May 2, 1863.
Lieut. Gen. LEONIDAS POLK, Shelbyville:
Enemy have been re-enforced at Franklin. Will attempt to drive me away, I think. Came out yesterday, with all cavalry and two brigades of infantry, but went back. Can you send me an engineer officer and some intrenching tools?
Can you send two batteries with Walthall, in case he is ordered up?
EARL VAN DORN,
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.–#8