War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0472 KY.,MID.AND E.TENN.,N.ALA.,AND SW.VA. Chapter XXXII.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA, Dublin, December 30, 1862.

Brigadier-General JENKINS, Salem:

Have your men ready to move at once to Bristol. I have telegraphed the railroad superintendent at Lynchburg to provide transportation. You will have four days' rations prepared. About 200 of your men, now at Central Depot, will join you. You will be notified from this point when to expect the trains for 700 at Salem and 200 at Central Depot.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA, December 30, 1862.

Brigadier-General JENKINS, Salem:

The major-general commanding directs you to proceed at once to Bristol, Tenn., with all the effective men you have. If unable to go yourself, you will send them in command of the next ranking officer. The commanding officer will report to Brigadier-General Marshall for temporary duty.

Respectfully, &c.,

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA, Dublin, December 30, 1862.

Col. J. M. CORNS,

Commanding, &c.:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs me to say that you will prepare immediately, on the receipt of this, four day's cooked rations. You will proceed with your command at once to Central Depot, there to await transportation to Bristol. You will leave 30 men to guard the bridge and 20 to take care of the horses. The rest of your command, 200 strong, you will take with you.

I am, colonel, your most obedient servant,

WM. B. MYERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JACKSON, December 31, 1862. [Received January 1, 1863.]

General COOPER:

General Bragg attacked the enemy at 7 o'clock this morning; drove him from all his positions except his extreme left, taking thirty-one pieces of artillery and 4,000 prisoners, including two brigadier-generals and 200 wagons and teams.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

JACKSON, MISS., December 31, 1862.

General BRAGG, Murfreesborough, Tenn.:

Lieut. Gen. E. Kirby Smith telegraphs enemy have appeared in force near Big Creek Gap. Four thousand cavalry reported to have crossed