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tell you that any additional force you can send to my support will greatly enhance the chance of our success, and I still cordially invite you to make this the line of your operations, so that you may act with our forces concentrated. Buckner's name would be invaluable here now, and I earnestly request that he may be ordered to join me. In that case I should send McCown back to take command of East Tennessee.

I am, general, respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. KIRBY SMITH,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS, Barboursville, Ky., August 20, 1862.

General HUMPHREY MARSHALL,

Commanding C. S. Forces, West Virginia:

GENERAL: I shall move with my column rapidly upon Lexington, Ky., via Richmond. I shall leave here on the 25th instant. Please move forward rapidly into Morgan County, Kentucky, and co-operate with me. I feel assured that the President will approve of your so acting.

I remain, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. KIRBY SMITH,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. RIGHT WING, ARMY OF THE MISS.,

No. 1. Chattanooga, Tenn., August 20, 1862.

Major-General Cheatham will advance his division from its present encampment to the next best camping ground on the road leading to the Union Baptist Church in the direction of Morgantown. He will execute this order as rapidly as possible, so as to leave his present encampment for the occupation of Major-General Withers.

By command of Major-General Polk:

GEORGE WILLIAMSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ABINGDON, VA., August 21, 1862.

Hon. GEORGE W. RANDOLPH:

General Kirby Smith entered Barboursville, Ky., on the 18th. Colonel Scott has captured London. I occupy Piketon with one regiment. Shall order my cavalry forward without delay. Please order General Loring to relieve Trigg's regiment, that I may move forward. Enemy in front of him in retreat. Send forward the small-arms asked for, and re-enforce me if possible.

H. MARSHALL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT NO.2,

No. 121. Chattanooga, Tenn., August 21, 1862.

I. A portion of our cavalry, consisting of the companies of Captains Earle, Lewis, and Roddey, led by Captain Roddey, has made another