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HDQRS. RIGHT WING, ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Glasgow, Ky., September 15, 1862.

Major-General CHEATHAM:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that Maney's and Stewart's brigades move immediately, and occupy the ground just vacated by Major-General Withers, on Beaver Creek, at the intersection with the Cave City road.

I have the honor to be, general, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WILLIAMSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. RIGHT WING, ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Glasgow, Ky., September 15, 1862.

Major J. J. WALKER:

MAJOR: I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that he has been instructed to call on you for rations for 6,000 men for General Cheatham's division for two days and 10,000 for General Withers' for the same length of time. He has been informed that these rations were to be had from General Hardee's wing. It is necessary that the wagons containing subsistence should be turned over temporarily; they will be returned as soon as they reach the general train of the right wing.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

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Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Knoxville, Tenn., September 15, 1862.

Major General E. KIRBY SMITH, Lexington, Ky.:

GENERAL: I am using every effort to send you re-enforcements. I have about 2,000 men as far as Clinton on their way. Arms cannot so far be procured to arm new regiments and I have with difficulty armed the convalescents. General Bragg has all below London in the form of soldiery. Big Creek and Rogers' Gaps have been blockaded by the Federals. Morgan is collecting supplies from the country north of the Gap. I am powerless to prevent it. I can send you no arms. I have appealed to the authorities at Richmond for arms for you. I am gratified to learn (unofficially) that my division did so well.

Yours, sincerely,

J. P. McCOWN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Knoxville, Tenn., September 15, 1862.

Brigadier General C. L. STEVENSON,

Commanding First Division, Army of East Tennessee:

GENERAL: Your communication of this date has been received. The major-general commanding directs me to say that he has applied to the War Department and also to General Jones for troops; has received no reply from the Department and General Jones answers that he has