The startling gains of the North Koreans in the east on 4
September caused General Walker to shift still more troops to that area. The day
before, (3rd) he had ordered the
24th Division to move from its reserve
position near Taegu to the lower Naktong River to relieve the marines in the Naktong Bulge area of the 2d Division front. It bivouacked that night in a downpour of rain on the banks of the Naktong near Susan-nil.
On the morning of the 4th, before it could begin relief of the marines, the 24th received a new order to proceed to Kyŏngju.
24th ID moved from Taegu to Susan-nil to Kyŏngju.