War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0742 KY., M. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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KNOXVILLE, TENN., August 1, 1862.

Major-General LORING,

Commanding Department Western Virginia:

GENERAL: A movement in co-operation with General Bragg is contemplated into Middle Tennessee. The great obstacle to the expedition is the want of transportation. Can you not send me some from your department? If so, --- ---, the bearer of this communication, will give you receipts for all you can spare. The animals should be pushed forward by the most expeditious route as rapidly as possible, while the wagons and harness can be sent by rail to Knoxville.

Your obedient servant,

E. KIRBY SMITH,

Major-General, Commanding.

AUGUST 1, 1862. - For Loring to Randolph, in reference to Marshall's operations in Kentucky, see Series I, Vol. XII, Part III, p.921.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT Numbers 2,

No. 137. Chattanooga, Tenn., August 1, 1862.

I. Brigadier-General Maney will assume the immediate command of the post of Chattanooga. He will issue orders and take all needful measures to secure good order, military discipline, and the most thorough police and cleanliness within the corporate limits of the town and its environs. For all matters concerning his duties as post commander he will communicate with and receive orders direct from these headquarters.

II. A careful census and precise register of all citizens, residents, or denizens will be taken as soon as possible, which shall show also the occupation, business, or trade of every inhabitant, and include every member, white and black, of his family.

By command of General Bragg:

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., August 3, 1862.

Major General JOHN P. McCOWN, Chattanooga, Tenn.:

Order the company of Sappers and Miners to this point. When your command leaves Chattanooga report yourself in person at department headquarters.

E. KIRBY SMITH,

Major-General, Commanding.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., August 3, 1862.

General BRAXTON BRAGG, Chattanooga, Tenn.:

Will your order a regiment or battalion temporarily to believe Colonel Gillespie's regiment at the Hiwassee Bridge at Charleston? Colonel Gillespie's regiment is ordered to General Marshall.

E. KIRBY SMITH,

Major-General, Commanding.