War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0845 Chapter XXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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abouts. This you will do as thoroughly as possible, sending to these headquarters any information you may obtain regarding the enemy's movements. Should you ascertain that the Gap is really being evacuated you will employ some one who is friend to our cause and well acquainted with the country to go over to General Stevenson and inform him as speedily as possible of the fact. Booneville is in Owsley County.

Your obedient, servant,

E. CUNNINGHAM,

Lieutenant and Acting Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF KENTUCKY,

Lexington, Ky., September 18, 1862,

Colonel JOHN S. SCOTT,

Commanding Kirby Smith's Brigade, near Lebanon, Ky.:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that you send one regiment of your brigade to operate in front of Frankfort toward Louisville, telling the cavalry officer of the officer of the regiment to keep himself in constant communication with Colonel Davis, commanding at Frankfort. You will send the remainder of your brigade to Irvine via Richmond, while you will come by Lexington and report in person to the commanding general. It is presumed that the instructions with regard to Bradfordsville have been complied with.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers PEGRAM,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF KENTUCKY,

Lexington, Ky., September 18, 1862.

General D. LEADBETTER, Frankfort, Ky.:

The major-general commanding directs that all communication between Frankfort and Louisville, Ky., be immediately stopped.

JNumbers PEGRAM,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF KENTUCKY,

Lexington, Ky., September 18, 1862.

General D. LEADBETTER, Frankfort, Ky.:

Move with your brigade without delay to Georgetown.

By command of General Smith:

JNumbers PEGRAM,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF KENTUCKY,

Lexington, Ky., September 18, 1862.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Commanding Department No. 2:

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge this morning the receipt of your communication of the 15th. Generals Smith's and Cleburne's brigades will be at Shelbyville the 22d. They will there receive orders