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KNOXVILLE, TENN., July 27, 1862.

Brigadier General C. L. STEVENSON,

Bean's Station, via Morristown, Tenn.:

Major General E. Kirby Smith telegraphs from Chattanooga:

Enemy reported marching up Sequatchie Valley in force to form junction with Morgan's command. Should Morgan attempt movement toward Kingston, Stevenson must attack if possible and prevent it.

J. F. BELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., July 27, 1862.

Colonel W. G. M. DAVIS,

Commanding Forces, Loudon, Tenn.:

SIR: The major-general commanding directs that you turn over the command at Loudon to Colonel Perry and proceed without delay to Knoxville, where you will assume command of the post.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. CUNNINGHAM,

Lieutenant and Acting Aide-de-Camp.

RICHMOND, July 27, 1862.

General HUMPHREY MARSHALL, Abingdon, Va.:

Your letter received. Move and be governed by circumstances. Your wishes are noted and will be complied with as far as practicable, but let your operations depend upon what is before you and with you.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., July 28, 1862.

Colonel HOHN S. SCOTT,

Commanding, &c., Louisiana Cavalry:

COLONEL: Buell's army is moving up the Sequatchie Valley in force. The major-general commanding directs that you put yourself in advance and on his flank, so as to keep apprised of all his movements, and operate against home as well as circumstances will permit. Inform General Forrest and Colonel Morgan of this movement of Buell's army, and keep the commanding general advised of all his operations.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. F. BELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., July 28, 1862.

Major General JOHN P. McCOWN,

Commanding, &c., Chattanooga, Tenn.:

If the reported of Buell's army up the Sequatchie is confirmed, and he is not crossing Walden's Ridge, by the Harrison road, you will order one of your division to Kingston, the other to Athens,

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