War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0694 KY., M. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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KNOXVILLE, TENN., June 20, 1862.

Brigadier General S. M. BARTON,

At or near Bean's Station, Tenn.:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the commanding general to say that he has given General Stevenson orders, to hold Clinch Mountain and Bean's Station, placing your command at Blain's Cross-Roads, with directions to watch the roads coming in at that point and the Powder Spring Gap.

The following information in regard to roads and distances in that vicinity is considered reliable by the commanding general:

From Bean's Station to Rutledge is 9 miles, at which point a road comes in across the mountains; this is an indifferent one and stated to be hardly practicable now (if at all so) for artillery. Ten miles farther on or 19 miles from Bean's Station, is Powder Spring Gap, through which is another and practicable road. Five miles from Powder Spring Gap, or 24 from Bean's Cross-Roads, where the main body of your command should be placed.

Major Harper's ;command has been ordered to Maynardville, at or near which point supplies have been placed. The commanding general directs that you report to him upon your arrival at Blain's Cross-Roads and keep him apprised of everything important which transpires.

You obedient servant,

J. F. BELTON.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., June 20, 1862.

His Excellency JOSEPH E. BROWN,

Governor of Georgia:

SIR: The following regiments and battalions of troops from your State are now under my command in this department, viz: Thirty-ninth Georgia Regiment (Colonel McConnell) Infantry; Forty-second Georgia Regiment (Colonel Henderson) Infantry; Fifty-second Georgia Regiment (Colonel Boyd) Infantry; Third Georgia Battalion (Lieutenant-Colonel Stovall) Infantry; Fortieth Georgia Regiment (Colonel A. Johnson) Infantry; Forty-third Georgia Regiment (Colonel Harris) Infantry; 36th Georgia Regiment Colonel Glenn) Infantry; Ninth Battalion (Major Smith) Infantry; First Regiment (Colonel Morrison) Cavalry. The regiments have now been reduced, chiefly by sickness, to an aver age effective strength of about 400 men. Can you not take measures for adding to them from conscripts and by calling upon all absentees who are nw able for duty to recoin their regiments, so that the muskets be kept constantly in use?

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. KIRBY SMITH,

Major-General, Commanding.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., June 20, 1862.

Brigadier General HUMPHREY MARSHALL:

Cumberland Gap is evacuated and I am concentrating my troops ;along the line of railroad.

(To be forwarded from abingdon, Va.)

E. KIRBY SMITH,

Major-General, Commanding.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., June 20, 1862.

Cumberland Gap is evacuated and I am concentrating my troops along the line of railroad.

(To be forward from abingdon, Va.)

E. KIRBY SMITH,

Major-General, Commanding.