War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0745 Chapter XXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

Search Civil War Official Records

rail to Knoxville, Tenn., with all possible dispatch, and report to Major General E. Kirby Smith for temporary service. these brigades will move with two days' cooked rations and 100 rounds of ammunition to each man and in light marching order, prepared to take the field and meet the enemy at once. The chief quartermaster will give all possible celerity to the movement.

By command of General Bragg:

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., August 6, 1862.

Colonel W. G. M. DAVIS, Commanding Sixth Brigade,

COMMANDING OFFICER HILLIARD'S LEGION:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that you have three days' cooked rations prepared for your command and hold it in readiness to move at a movement's warning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. F. BELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, VA., August 6, 1862.

General HUMPHREY MARSHALL, via Dublin, Va.:

The return of Colonel Morgan changes the view taken of your position. As you cannot now expect co-operation it will be necessary to wait for a more propitious opportunity.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., August 7, 1862.

Brigadier General HENRY HETH,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: Inclosed is a copy of a dispatch received this morning from General Stevenson, from which it will be seen that he is in no need of re-enforcements. A communication form General Leadbetter to Colonel Gracie was brought to these headquarters this morning, and was returned to those officers (Leadbetter and Gracie) with an indorsement countermanding the order for the movement to support General Stevenson. The major-general commanding directs that the brigades of General Leadbetter and Colonel Gracie resume the position originally assigned them before moving toward Tazewell.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. F. BELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT NO.2,

Chattanooga, Tenn., August 8, 1862.

General E. KIRBY SMITH,

Commanding Department of East Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.:

GENERAL: By General Orders, No. 50, War Department, July 18, I find myself within the limits of your department. Without an explanation