War of the Rebellion: Serial 010 Page 0076 KY.,TENN.,N.MISS.,N.ALA.,AND SW.VA. Chapter XXII.

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KNOXVILLE, TENN., April 30, 1862.

GENERAL: The enemy has attacked at Cumberland Gap. Move with all your disposable force toward Jacksborough. I will overtake you to-night or to-morrow morning. You will withdraw all the cavalry, except one company at Clinton and Cobb's Ferry, respectively. Those remaining will be directed to keep up communication with this point, and also to communicate to you across the country any important intelligence. You will take with you, if practicable, six or seven days' rations, but be careful to have the wagons in condition to travel lightly. The troops should be without impediments and in fighting order. If the steamboat is at Clinton you will keep it there.

Respectfully, you obedient servant,

E. KIRBY SMITH,

Major-General, Commanding.

Brig. General S. M. BARTON,

Clinton, Tenn.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., April 30, 1862.

GENERAL: The major-general commanding has received your dispatch of the 28th instant, and direct me to inform me to inform you that he will move immediately with all his disposable force up Powell's Valley to your assistance. He will be to-morrow at Jacksborough.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Brig. General C. L. STEVENSON,

Cumberland Gap, Tenn.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., April 30, 1862.

Push on by forced marches toward Jacksborough and join Brigadier-General Barton. Leave a sufficient force at Kingston.

H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Colonel BENJAMIN ALLSTON,

Kingston, Tenn.,

(Care of Colonel Key, Loudon, who will forward immediately).

KNOXVILLE, TENN., April 30, 1862.

COLONEL: You will move your regiment immediately to the railroad depot, where a train awaits to transport it to the terminus of the Kentucky Railroad. From that point you will proceed to Clinton, Tenn., and report to Brigadier-General Barton.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Colonel BECK,

Twenty-third Regiment Alabama Volunteers.

Colonel BOYD,

Fifty-second Regiment Georgia Volunteers.