War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0713 Chapter XXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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Barton and Stevenson. These will move their brigade to co-operate with you and Colonel Taylor whenever informed that the enemy is advancing in force.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., June 29, 1862.

Brigadier General C. L. STEVENSON,

Commanding Second Brigade:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to forward for your information a copy of a dispatch, now inclosed, which has just been received from Major Harper at Maynardville. It is probable this is a small foraging party of the enemy. If, however, it should ba an advance in force you will be promptly advised of it by Colonel Taylor. Colonels Reynolds and Taylor, with the co-operation of General Barton, are directed to hold the enemy in check until you can move up to their support.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

TUPELO, MISS., June 30, 1862.

Honorable GEORGE W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War:

No troops going east form here but Buell's command. Twenty-five thousand crossing the Tennessee at Tuscumbia and moving by Huntsville toward Chattanooga. Want of transportation holds me in check. Am sending a small division to East Tennessee.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., June 30, 1862.

Honorable GEORGE W. RANDOLPH:

Your great, good news received. Buell's whereabouts is not positively known here. Mitchel is at the mouth of Battle Creek, with 6,000 men and probably 20 guns. I am assured that he has also a pontoon train of rubber. We shall do our endeavors to keep him there, as the enemy is understood to have withdrawn to Cumberland Gap. The East Tennessee road is safe.

D. LEADBETTER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Knoxville, June 30, 1862.

Brigadier General C. L. STEVENSON:

Colonel Taylor reports information that enemy (some 3,000) is crossing the river in several places, the main body moving down Powell's