War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0714 KY., M. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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Valley. Hold yourself ready to move at a moment's warning. Have you any information of this movement?

H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., June 30, 1862.

Major A. R. HARPER, Maynardville, Tenn.:

MAJOR: Your communication of 29th instant, reporting movements of the enemy on the Tazewell and Owsey Ferry roads, is received. Instructions have been sent Colonel Taylor that in the event the enemy advance in too great force he will back toward Blain's Cross-Roads and form a junction with Colonel Reynolds. The major-general commanding directs that you will continue to closely observe all the enemy's movements and communicate them to Colonels Taylor and Reynolds, and in the event an attack is deemed advisable you will co-operate with them.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., June 30, 1862.

COMMANDING OFFICER ATLANTA, GA.:

McCown's division, form Bragg's army, is ordered to this department and ought to be now arriving in Atlanta. I desire that you will have rations cooked and ready for these troops as they arrive by detachments.

E. KIRBY SMITH,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Knoxville, June 30, 1862.

Colonel J. B. McLIN, Wallace's Cross-Roads,

COMMANDING OFFICER AT CLINTON:

I am directed by the major-general commanding to inform you that a dispatch has just been received from Colonel Taylor that he has information that the enemy are crossing Clinch river in several places, numbering some 3,000, and that the main body is going down Powell's Valley. The general directs that you will push out scouts as far as possible into the valley to ascertain if this be true, and that you will report the information obtained to these headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.