War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0708 KY., M. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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RICHMOND, VA., June 25, 1862.

Colonel H. W. HILLIARD, Montgomery, Ala.:

Re-enforcements are needed at Chattanooga. When can you move? Your arms can be sent to Chattanooga. How many do you require? Answer by telegraph. Your cavalry and artillery might follow when they are ready, and your infantry go at once, if ready to move.

G. W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., June 26, 1862.

Brigadier General D. LEADBETTER,

Commanding, Chattanooga, Tenn.:

Watkins' and Johnson's regiments sent this morning to report to you. Colonel Gillespie's regiment at charleston can be ordered up as an additional re-enforcement when absolutely necessary.

H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, VA., June 26, 1862.

Colonel H. W. HILLIARD, Montgomery, Ala.:

Move your infantry at once to Chattanooga. Let your cavalry and artillery follow. Telegraph when you start and I will send the arms to meet you. Let me know how many muskets you require. Answer by telegraph.

G. W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War.

RICHMOND, VA., June 26, 1862.

Major General E. KIRBY SMITH, Knoxville, Tenn.:

Hilliard's Legion is ordered from Montgomery to Chattanooga. By what route shall we send the arms for it? Colonel H. W. Hilliard is in command. You had better give him directions. I had telegraphed to hurry Heth to Chattanooga.

G. W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War.

RICHMOND, VA., June 26, 1862.

Major General W. W. LORING, Dublin Depot, Va.:

Has Heth gone? He should lose no time. The enemy are threatening Chattanooga in force. In supplying his place you must consult the interests of the service, and if the order of the Department in that respect embarrasses you report the fact.

G. W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., June 26, 1862.

General R. E. LEE, Richmond, Va.:

General Leadbetter telegraphs that the enemy again threaten Chattanooga