War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0860 KY., MID. AND. E TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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pel both Morgan and Pegram to fall back. Should this occurred, place yourself in communication with those officers, and keep fully advised of their movements and those of the enemy. Use all vigilance, and inform us here of anything that may occur.

By command of Major General S. B. Buckner:

J. N. GALLEHER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE, Knoxville, June 2, 1863.

General GRACE,

Cumberland Gap:

Enemy reported advancing on Burkesville from Columbia. One regiment only at Williamsburg.

J. N. GALLEHER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, June 3, 1863.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Shelbyville, Tenn.:

Brigadier General A. P. Stewart is appointed major-general for the division in Hardee's corps, as mentioned in your dispatch of yesterday.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

TULLAHOMA, TENN., June 3, 1863.

FRANCIS M. PAUL,

Editor Rebel, Chattanooga, Tenn.:

Please publish an article conveying this idea in your first issue: "We are at a loss to comprehend why General Johnston should have sent Breckinridge's corps back to Middle Tennessee. he must be in a secure condition, either from his position or from an abundance of troops."

ALEX McKINSTRY,

Colonel and Provost-Marshal-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH TENNESSEE CAVALRY REGIMENT, Trousdale Ferry, June 3, 1863-Sundown.

General WHARTON:

A courier has just arrived from my picket stand. HE reports the Yan kees leaving Carthage. One of Captain [J. W.] Nichols' men, who is in the advanced picket post, was in the vicinity of Carthage, and says their wagons were going toward Gallantin, guarded by their cavalry. The infantry were this side of the Cumberland, on the Rome road, and reliable citizens report six pieces of artillery with them. The scout did not see the artillery. Another scout, coming in late this evening, reports the Yankee infantry near Rome on the march. I have two other scouts out, and when they return I will, perhaps, have more definite information.

Very respectfully,

P. F. ANDERSON.

P. S.-Major [W. S.] Bledsoe went off this evening with three companies, for the purpose of burning a steamboat which was grounded