HEADQUARTERS HARDEE'S CORPS,
Near Wartrace, May 1, 1863.
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XI. Helm's brigade will take position at Jacobs' Store.
By command of Lieutenant-General Hardee:
T. B. ROY,
Chief of Staff.
RICHMOND, May 1, 1863.
General SAMUEL JONES, Dublin Depot, Va.:
The following dispatch just received:
TULLAHOMA, May 1.
Reports of our scouts in Kentucky indicate the invasion of East Tennessee by a strong force under Burnside. Cannot our troops there be re-enforced from Western Virginia?
J. E. JOHNSTON,
The Secretary of War directs that if it is in your power to render this aid, you will do so; but you must exercise your judgment in view of the circumstances and your own forces.
Adjutant and Inspector General.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF EAST TENNESSEE,
Knoxville, May 1, 1863.
The following general order from headquarters Department of East Tennessee is republished for the information of all concerned. It will be strictly enforced:
I. The transportation of flour, bacon, corn, and oats from the Department of East Tennessee is strictly prohibited.
II. When Government supplies are purchased for shipment from the department, authority must be obtained at department headquarters for their transportation.
III. Railroad and steamboat companies will in every case require this authority to be presented before shipping such supplies.
By command of Major General D. H. Maury:
D. W. FLOWERREE,
COLUMBIA, May 2, 1863.
Lieutenant General LEONIDAS POLK, Shelbyville:
Enemy have been re-enforced at Franklin. Will attempt to drive me away, I think. Came out yesterday, with all cavalry and two brigades of infantry, but went back. Can you send me an engineer officer and some intrenching tools?
Can you send two batteries with Walthall, in case he is ordered up?
EARL VAN DORN,
HEADQUARTERS WHARTON'S CAVALRY DIVISION,
Sparta, May 2, 1863-11 a. m.
Major General JOSEPH WHEELER, Commanding Cavalry Corps, McMinnville:
GENERAL: I am just in receipt of copy of your dispatch of yesterday to Colonel Harrison, ordering him to guard a wagon train in the direc-