War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0866 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA, Dublin, June 5, 1863.

Brigadier General JOHN S. WILLIAMS,

Saltville, via Glade Spring:

General Preston reports a regiment of the enemy's cavalry in Harlan Country. If any move is made into Southwestern Virginia, give all the aid you can to General Preston. Send me any information you may receive of the movements.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

DUBLIN, June 5, 1863.

Brigadier General W. PRESTON,

Abingdon:

Your telegram received. I have directed Brigadier-General Williams to give all the aid he can if the enemy moves upon you.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

SHELBYVILLE, June 6, 1863.

Major-General WHEELER:

The advance is almost certain. Concentrate you whole force.

BRAXTON BRAGG,

General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS WHARTON'S CAVALRY DIVISION, McMinnville, June 6, 1863-5 p. m.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Commanding, &c., Shelbyville:

GENERAL: Your telegram to General Wheeler, directing him to concentrate his forces, has been received. General Wheeler left here on the cars to-day for the purpose of seeing you; he left me in command General Morgan has been directed to concentrate his force as rapidly as possible at this place, where he can receive such orders as you may desire to give him. That portion of my command that has been at Liberty and Sparta will be moved to Hoover' Gap as soon as possible.

The Carthage force and Wilder's mounted brigade, from the best in formation I can obtain, left Liberty this morning for Woodbury.

My scouts that have returned from the enemy's rear report a concentration of the enemy's forces at Murfreesborough.

If you do not desire General Morgan's forces to move to this point telegraph you wishes to me at this place.

I will proceed in person to Hoover's gap as soon as my forces arrive.

Most respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

JNO. A. WHARTON,

Brigadier-General.

SHELBYVILLE, June 6, 1863.

General J. A. WHARTON:

The dispatch for General Wheeler to concentrate was that General Morgan might relieve you and allow your whole command to move round