War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0711 Chapter XXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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gets there soon he will be too late to effect anything. Answer by telegraph.

G. W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War.

RICHMOND, VA., June 29, 1862.

Major DUNWODY, Calhoun, near Marietta, Ga.:

Order all the new infantry regiments and battalions in a condition to march immediately to Chattanooga. Order also Lawton's cavalry regiment and Capers' artillery battalion, the later to serve for the present as infantry if their battery is not ready. Give this order in my name. Telegraph to me without delay the number of arms required and I will send them. You must connect your headquarters with a telegraph line, if possible, or change your quarters while operations around Chattanooga are progressing.

G. W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War.

(Operator at Marietta please forward by courier, if necessary.)

RICHMOND, VA., June 29, 1862.

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

Move at once to Chattanooga with such infantry as you can carry. Telegraph the number; I will send arms. The demand for re-enforcements is urgent and I rely upon your energy to meet it.

G. W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., June 29, 1862.

COMMANDING OFFICER ATLANTA, GA.:

Re-enforcements are expected from General Bragg for this department. Inform me by telegraph of the first arrival of them at Atlanta.

E. KIRBY SMITH,

Major-General, Commanding.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., June 29, 1862.

COMMANDING OFFICER MORRISTOWN, TENN.:

Inform General Stevenson immediately that Major Harper sends intelligence of a rumor that a regiment of enemy's infantry camped last night within 5 miles of Capp's Ford, on the main road from Tazewell to Knoxville, and 7 miles from Tazewell, and that a company of infantry is advancing toward Maynardville on the Owsely Ferry road, 7 1/2 miles from Maynardville.

H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.