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KNOXVILLE, TENN., July 4, 1862.

General GEORGE W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War, Richmond, Va.:

Your telegram of 2nd instant received. Orders have been issued to push forward the arms and for the disposition of the troops. No attack on Chattanooga yet made. Buell's whole force is on the north side of the Tennessee River. He is said to contemplate a movement through North Alabama to Rome, Ga. This has been telegraphed to General Bragg.

E. KIRBY SMITH,

Major-General, Commanding.

RICHMOND, VA., July 4, 1862.

Colonel S. J. SMITH,

Camp Nelson, via Dalton, Ga.:

An order has been issued to send all the organized corps ready for the field to Chattanooga. I wish you to move as soon as you can. Report by telegraph to General Heth, in command at Chattanooga, and ask instruction. You can attach Captain Harlow's company to your battalion of cavalry.

G. W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., July 4, 1862.

Major JOHN DUNWODY,

Commanding Camp Randolph, Calhoun, Ga.:

Retain Colonels Harkie's and Barkuloo's regiments near Dalton and Colonel Smith's and Major Capers' battalions and Colonel Lawton's cavalry regiment when they arrive until further orders.

H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., July 4, 1862.

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

Proceed with your Legion to Atlanta, Ga., and await there for further orders. Report your arrival.

H. L. CLAY.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., July 4, 1862.

Brigadier General HENRY HETH,

Commanding Forces, Chattanooga, Tenn.:

Watch the movement of the enemy reported on Will's Valley. On arrival of a sufficiency of force of McCown's division, if practicable, drive them out of it and across the river. Five wagons per regiment and one per battery are allowed. General order will be sent by mail to-morrow.

H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.