War of the Rebellion: Serial 007 Page 0754 OPERATIONS IN KY.,TENN.,N. ALA.,AND S. W. VA. Chapter XVII.

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formation it contains, and shall reserve your suggestions for proper consideration.

I should be obliged to you if you would give me an account of the circumstances of Brownlow's arrest, &c., at your earliest convenience.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. P. BENJAMIN,

Secretary of War.

KNOXVILLE, December 10, 1861.

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR:

The court-martial has sentenced A. C. Haum, bridge-burner, to be hung. Sentence approved. Ordered to be executed at 12 o'clock to-morrow. Requires the approval of the President. Please telegraph.

WM. H. CARROLL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

RICHMOND, December 10, 1861.

General W. H. CARROLL, Knoxville:

Execute the sentence of your court-martial on the bridge-burners. The law does not require any approval by the President, but he entirely approves my order to hang every bridge-burner you can catch and convict.

J. P. BENJAMIN,

Secretary of War.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 262.

Richmond, Va., December 10, 1861.

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12. Brigadier General W. H. Carroll, Provisional Army, will immediately proceed, with all the armed men of his brigade, to report for duty to General F. K. Zollicoffer, leaving the unarmed portion of his command at Knoxville, Tenn., under the control of a suitable officer, until arms can be provided.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS WESTERN DEPARTMENT, Bowling Green, December 10, [1861].

Brigadier General HUMPHREY MARSHALL,

Abingdon, Va.:

GENERAL: Your letters to General Johnston of November 5* and 28,+ and to Major-General Crittenden of December 1,+ have been received. He directs me to reply as follows:

1. The general has received no instructions from the War Depart-

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*See Series I, Vol. IV, p. 518.

+See pp. 715, 729.

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