War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0824 KY., M. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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recruit. All the troops possible to be collected are being concentrated at Clinton and Big Creek Gap, and will continue to be. Colonel Smith's Legion is by this at Big Creek Gap; Capers' (200 men) at Jacksborough; Reeves' battalion (500 men) at Clinton; convalescents (2,000 men) at Clinton. McDowell, now at Greeneville, will be armed and sent forward at once, as arms arrived to-day. Lieutenant [A. H.] Sevier, aide-de-camp of General Churchill, and perhaps other members of his staff, accompanied them; also some members of [T. M.] Nelson's Georgia Rangers, a company now with General Smith. As soon as the scattered forces can be concentrated the major-general will join you.

Very, respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. S. BRADFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KNOXVILLE, TENN., September 14, 1862.

General SAMUEL JONES, Chattanooga, Tenn.:

Can you send me some troops to complete the investment of Cumberland Gap? If so, how many and when?

J. P. McCOWN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Knoxville, Tenn., September 14, 1862.

Colonel S. J. SMITH, Jacksborough, Tenn.:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that you move with your command at once to Big Creek Gap, holding your cavalry at Rogers' Gap, assuming command of the forces at these places, subject to order of Brigadier-General Stevenson.

I am, colonel, your most obedient servant,

H. S. BRADFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

No. 7. Glasgow, Ky., September 14, 1862.

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V. The following cavalry force, to be commanded by Brigadier General N. B. Forrest, is assigned to the right wing, Army of the Mississippi, and will report to Major-General Polk forthwith: First Alabama, [W. W.] Allen; Second Georgia, [W. J.] Lawton; [Fourth] Tennessee, [J. P.] Murray; Forrest regiment, [Third Tennessee Cavalry], four companies; [J. F.] Lay's [Confederate] regiment. The following cavalry force, to be commanded by Colonel Joseph Wheeler, is assigned to the left wing, Army of the Mississippi, and will report forthwith to Major-General Hardee: Third Georgia, Crawford; First Kentucky, Major [J. W.] Caldwell; Texas Rangers, [Eighth Texas Cavalry], Wharton; [J. D.] Bennett's battalion.

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By command of General Bragg:

JNumbers M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.