War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0924 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 7, 1862.

Brigadier General JONES M. WITHERS,

Brigadier-General CHEATHAM,

Lawrenceburg, Ky.:

GENERAL: Major-General Smith directs me to say that he desires you to halt your command at Lawrenceburg until you receive further orders. There is as yet no confirmation of the enemy having crossed in large force at Frankfort.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. CUNNINGHAM,

Lieutenant and Acting Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Knoxville, Tenn., October 7, 1862.

Colonel ALEXANDER McKINSTRY,

Chattanooga, Tenn.:

Send the Fourth Florida and all of Bradshaw's available men to General Forrest immediately. Send special messenger to Major Montgomery at Camp Randolph, near Calhoun, and order him to send Forrest a field battery if he has one ready to take the field.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Knoxville, Tenn., October 7, 1862.

Brigadier-General FORREST,

Murfreesborough, Tenn.:

Have ordered the Fourth Florida Regiment and a small squadron (Bradshaw's) to report to you without delay; also a battery of artillery of Montgomery's battalion if he has one ready for service. In what force is the enemy advancing?

SAM. JONES,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF KENTUCKY,

Near McCown's Ferry, Ky., October 7, 1862.

Brigadier General JONES M. WITHERS,

Commanding Division C. S. Army:

GENERAL: I am directed by Major General E. Kirby Smith to inform you that the whole of the commands of Generals Heth and Churchill have been withdrawn from Salvisa to this side of the river and will move to-morrow morning to Versailles. Colonel Allston with his cavalry command will remain for the present at Lawrenceburg, and will put his pickets forward to ascertain the position of the enemy.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers PEGRAM,

Chief of Staff.