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KNOXVILLE, TENN., August 10, 1862.

Brigadier General HENRY HETH,

Commanding Second Division, Clinton, Tenn.:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the commanding general to inform you that the Florida brigade will leave here for Clinton on Tuesday. This, with Leadbetter's brigade, will constitute your command to accompany the general commanding upon the expedition soon to move.

Colonel Gracie's brigade will then remain at Clinton.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. F. BELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., August 10, 1862.

Brigadier General HENRY HETH,

Commanding Second Division, Clinton, Tenn.:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the commanding general to say that a force of the enemy, some 400 strong, has been organized under a man named Clift, and is now at Huntsville, Scott County, where it may cause much annoyance unless speedily broken up. Captain T. M. Nelson has been places in command of about 300 cavalry and will leave here to-morrow upon an expedition for this object. Captain Nelson has skillful quids and is himself form his intelligence and zeal well adapted for this service. You can confer with him and rely upon the information he may give. You will select about 600 infantry to support him, or perhaps it would be better to send two regiments, with Colonel Gracie in command. they should leave Clinton on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning. The commanding general in anxious that the expedition should succeed thoroughly and effect a complete cleaning out of this force, that our trains may not be subjected to annoyance upon the contemplated movement soon to be made.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. F. BELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDNANCE OFFICE,

Atlanta, Ga., August 10, 1862.

Colonel J. GORGAS,

Chief of Ordnance, Richmond, Va.:

SIR: I have the honor to inform you that there seems to be a great demand for cavalry arms on this section, Chattanooga, and Knoxville, as well as equipments. Can any cavalry arms be furnished form Richmond? I have supplied nearly all saddles called for; hope soon to have supplied all, but I have been unable to procure any shot-guns of consequence. I apprehend no difficulty in supplying the army with munitions, assisted by the arsenals you authorize me to call upon.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. H. WRIGHT,

Captain, C. S. Army.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., August 11, 1862.

General S. COOPER:

Large number of exchanged prisoners will soon be at Vicksburg. Shall they join their regiments immediately? No instructions have been