War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0488 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXII.

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men to secure East Tennessee. Can any large part of it be furnished? E. K. Smith's troops here might be spared few a few weeks, unless Sherman reappears. One of Grant's divisions is at Humboldt. Which is the most valuable. Tennessee or the Mississippi?

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT No 2,

Winchester, Tenn., January 7, 1863.

Colonel B. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Chattanooga, Tenn.:

COLONEL: I inclose you the correspondence of Lieutenant-General Smith with Brigadier-General Helm,* the commander of my depot at Chattanooga. A short time since the chief quartermaster and chief commissary of General Smith's department gave orders for the breaking up of my depot of supplies at Chattanooga, and the transportation of my stores to Knoxville. Had not my officers disobeyed these orders, my army would have been starved and completed to fall back. I will not be responsible for any army thus situated. If General Smith is to regulate my command, I shall promptly fall back and yield my command.

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

BRAXTON BRAGG,

General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT Numbers 2,

Numbers 1. Winchester, Tenn., January 7, 1863.

Captain P. H. Thomson, assistant adjutant-general, is announced on the staff of the general commanding, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of General Bragg:

GEO. G. GARNER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Numbers 1. Winchester, Tenn., January 7, 1863.

Captain Kinloch Falconer, assistant adjutant-general, Provisional Army Confederate States, is announced on the staff of the general commanding, and will be respected accordingly.

By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR. HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Winchester, Tenn., January 7, 1863.

Brigadier-Generals Wharton and Buford are ordered to cover the front of the army. Brigadier-General Wheeler, with such of his cavalry as he can take, and all of Morgan's command, will proceed immediately to operate on the enemy's flank and rear. General Morgan will establish his

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