War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0887 Chapter XXXV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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KNOXVILLE, June 26, 1863.

Brigadier General W. W. MACKALL,

Chief of Staff, Shelbyville:

I learn of a large body of Federal cavalry near Jamestown, beyond Wartburg; nevertheless, if they do not move before I do, I will join you. I start my troops as soon as I can get transportation for them. I have asked General Jackson to send it. Yours is the decisive point, and you may expect me.

S. B. BUCKNER,

Major-General.

KNOXVILLE, June 26, 1863.

Colonel [R. G.] FAIN,

Cumberland Gap:

Inform commanders at Big Creek Gap, Jackson, and Rogers' Gap that Wolford's cavalry is reported at Travisville in force. Keep a sharp lookout, and make a vigorous resistance if attacked.

V. SHELIHA,

Chief of Staff.

KNOXVILLE, June 26, 1863.

Major General SAMUEL JONES:

General Buckner leaves to-night to re-enforce General Bragg. If you can spare the Fifty-first Virginia, please order it to Zollicoffer. General Pegram remains in command.

V. SHELIHA,

Chief of Staff.

KNOXVILLE, June 26, 1863.

Colonel [G. T.] MAXWELL,

Loudon:

Inform Colonel [R. H.] Moore, at Kingston, that a large Federal force is at Travisville. If attacked, he will make the most vigorous resistance, and only in case of necessity fall back on Loudon. Inform Captain Moore, at Wartburg, and Colonel Morrison, at Sweetwarter, and General Frazer's command, at Lenoir's, of the above. Hold your regiment and Captain [Elias] Holcome's battery in readiness to take the railroad train as soon as you receive orders.

V. SHELIHA,

Chief of Staff.

KNOXVILLE, June 26, 1863.

Brigadier General W. PRESTON or

Captain [J. G.] MARTIN,

Abingdon, Va.:

General Buckler leaves to-night to re-enforce General Bragg. General Pegram will be in command at this point. Make your dispositions so as to cover Zollicoffer, and keep in communication with Generals Sam. Jones, A. E. Jackson, and Pegram. Rumor of 4,000 Federal cavalry being at Travisville.