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KNOXVILLE, TENN., June 22, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel J. B. McLIN,

Lloyd's Cross-Roads, Tenn.:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding has received no report from you. He directs that you will inform him immediately how your command is employed, and communicate to department headquarters all important intelligence you may gain respecting the movements of the enemy. You will be active and vigilant,and keep your scouts well out in the direction of the enemy. Major Harper who is at or near Maynardville with his command, reports that one of his scouting parties was fired into about 300 yards this side of Powell's River, on the Hurst Ford (Clinch River) road, by a party of about 80 infantry posted on an eminence. They succeeded in cutting of his lieutenants and 4 men, but who may not have been capture. This occurred yesterday. A large body of Federal troops are reported to have crossed at Rogers' Gap. You must watch all their movements closely.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. F. BELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., June 22, 1862.

Colonel A. W. REYNOLDS,

Commanding, Loudon, Tenn.:

Transportation will be ready for your brigade to-night, and you will embark them and proceed to this place as early to-morrow as the train can leave. Latrobe's battery will accompany you. Kain's section, if with you, will remain, and should be put in position near the bridge.

By command of Major General E. Kirby Smith:

J. F. BELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., June 22, 1862.

Brigadier General D. LEADBETTER, Chattanooga, Tenn.:

Thirty cars with their engines have left here for Chattanooga; also 3 extra engines, to bring up 25 cars reported ready by Captain Banks. This rolling stock is sufficient to transport the 2,000 men you are ordered to send up, to the embarkation of which you will give your personal attention, and see that they leave at 8 o'clock to-morrow morning or sooner. These re-enforcements will have barely time to reach here.

By command of Major General E. Kirby Smith:

J. F. BELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., June 22, 1862.

Colonel J. W. STARNES,

Commanding Cavalry, on road toward Kingston, Tenn.:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that you push on with all dispatch with your cavalry to this point and immediately on arrival here to report to him in person.

By command of Major General E. Kirby Smith:

J. F. BELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.