War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0918 KY., M. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF KENTUCKY,

McCown's, Ferry, Ky., October 6, 1862.

Colonel JOHN S. SCOTT,

Commanding Cavalry near Frankfort, Ky.:

SIR: Until further orders you will make all your reports through General Stevenson and obey all orders you receive from him.

By command of General Smith:

JNumbers PEGRAM,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF KENTUCKY,

McCown's Ferry, Ky., October 5, 1862.

Colonel B. W. DUKE,

Commanding Cavalry, Cynthiana, Ky.:

COLONEL: I am directed by Major General E. Kirby Smith to say to you that you will remain until further orders in your present position, in the neighborhood of Cynthiana, unless forced to retire in order to save yourself. He directs that you keep a close watch in your front toward Covington, reporting at once any movements of the enemy's advance in this direction.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers PEGRAM,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Knoxville, Tenn., October 6, 1862.

Brigadier-General FORREST,

Munfreesborough, Tenn.:

Have no cavalry equipments. Some 2,000 cavalry in department now for whom I have no arms. I have ordered Morgan's regiment and Gunter's squadron to La Vergne, McKinstry's regiment and Freeman's and Dure's batteries to Murfreesborough. Have about 6,000 stand of arms, which Bragg ordered me to send to Kirby Smith; General Maxey was going in charge of them. When did you leave General Bragg? Where was he? When and by what route did you send a courier to me? If you are sure that Bragg does not want the arms he ordered me to send to Kirby Smith by Maxey I will send a part of them to you.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF KENTUCKY,

McCown's Ferry, Ky., October 6, 1862.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose two dispatches* from Colonel Scott. I shall directs General Stevenson to attack the force alluded to in Colonel Scott's last dispatch if they should advance so far as to render it advisable.

I am, sir, very respectfully,

E. KIRBY SMITH,

Major-General, Commanding.

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