War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0948 KY., M. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, OCTOBER 14, 1862.

No. 240.

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V. Brigadier General W. W. Mackall, Provisional Army, will proceed to Knoxville, Tenn., and report for duty to Major General Samuel Jones, commanding, &c.

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By command of Secretary of War:

JNumbers WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY, DEPARTMENT No. 2,

Crab Orchard, Ky., October 15, 1862-2 a.m.

Colonel GEORGE WILLIAM BRENT, Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: After engaging the enemy to-day he fell back into camp to a position about 3 miles from Lancaster. My presence being no longer necessary upon that road, about 9 p.m. I moved up with my command to this point to the assistance of Colonel Wharton, leaving General Morgan and Colonel Ashby to protect the rear of General Smith's army.

Respectfully, colonel, your obedient servant,

JOS. WHEELER,

Colonel and Chief of Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT No. 2,

London, Ky., October 15, 1862-5 a.m.

Colonel JOSEPH WHEELER, Chief of Cavalry:

COLONEL: Your several dispatches of yesterday received-the last two, requiring artillery, just this moment. General Polk has been ordered to send you at once a battery (two rifle and two smooth-bore 6-pounders) from the rear without caissons.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Chief od Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT No. 2,

On Road three miles from Mount Vernon to London, Ky.,

October 15, 1862-6.30 a.m.

Colonel JOSEPH WHEELER, Chief of Cavalry:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that you keep the enemy in check as long as possible. We are moving on to London. Cheatham is now passing this point; General Hardee being in front, Withers in rear of Cheatham. He directs that you communicate with him frequently by the most practicable route. His headquarters will be at London to-night. Colonel Scott has been arrested for disobedience of orders, his command turned over to the next in rank, and was ordered to report to Colonel Wharton for duty. Colonel Wharton was charged last night to send in pursuit of Scott's and turn it back to your aid. Road is rough and we proceed slowly.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.