War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0489 Chapter XXXII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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headquarters and depot at McMinsville, and when not specially engaged will be responsible for a thorough patrol of the lines toward Knoxville and across the mountains into Sequatchie Valley.

By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Numbers 2. Winchester, Tenn., January 7, 1863.

I. Brigadier General J. K. Jackson, with his command, will return to Bridgeport. His command is extended do as to include the troops, depot, and hospitals at Chattanooga, to which point he will repair, and inspect and regulate matters.

By command of General Bragg:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JACKSON, MISS, January 8, 1863.

THE PRESIDENT, Richmond:

I am much relieved to find our troops are on Duck River, not at Decherd.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

JACKSON, MISS, January 8, 1863.

General BRAGG, Decherd, Tenn.:

As soon as your change of positions was known, I telegraphed to you to keep Forrest and Roddey, and have repeated more than once. I am very glad you hold Duck River.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

JACKSON, MISS, January 8, 1863.

General COOPER, Richmond:

I have plenty of miscellaneous employment for Major Banks. He will be valuable. Lieutenant-General Smith reports that a large cavalry force is fitting out in Kentucky to operate in East Tennessee, to burn bridges and pork-houses. Might General Marshall's force be put at his disposal for the time?

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

JACKSON, MISS., January 8, 1863.

General BRAGG, Winchester, Tenn.:

I telegraphed several days ago that you should keep all your cavalry. If Roddey is to remain on this side of Tennessee he will be more effective under Van Dorn, where I intended to put him. Answer.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.