HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF KENTUCKY,
Lexington, Ky., September 11, 1862.
Colonel JOHN H. MORGAN,
Commanding Cavalry Brigade:
COLONEL: The general commanding directs that you proceed without delay with all of your cavalry that can at once be collected together to the headquarters of Brigadier-General Heth, to whom you will report for duty. While there you can confer with General Heth as to the advisability of making an expedition into the State of Ohio your command.
I am, sir, very respectfully,
Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,
Knoxville, Tenn., September 11, 1862.
Brigadier General C. L. STEVENSON,
Commanding First Division, Army of East Tennessee:
GENERAL: Yours* of to-day received. Five hundred of the troops going across the mountains are at Clinton; 600 more will arrive there to-morrow and 300 next day. Colonel Smith's Legion will be relieved at London to-night by Colonel Fain, and will proceed immediately to Big Creek Gap.
I have the honor to be, general, your obedient servant,
H. S. BRADFORD,
CHATTANOOGA, TENN., September 11, 1862.
Major-General McCOWN, Knoxville, Tenn.:
General Van Dorn telegraphs that Breckinridge and command remain with him and go into West Tennessee. General Bragg directs all spare troops at London, Kingston, Knoxville and other points on your line to be sent to Kirby's Smith. Have you received such instructions, and are any troops to send? Would like to know something of condition of things on your line and at Cumberland Gap. How long will you remain at Knoxville, and who will command them in your absence? Answer promptly.
KNOXVILLE, TENN., September 11, 1862.
Major General SAMUEL JONES, Chattanooga, Tenn.:
Do not know long I may remain here. Colonel Bradford commands the town. General C. L. Stevenson is second in the Department of East Tennessee. Spare troops collecting at Kingston. I have received instructions from General Smith. I wrote you last night.
J. P. McCOWN,
* Not found.