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on me this morning, since which time there has been no change. I will continue to advise you of my position. I was ordered by General Hardee to cover his rear and left flank, and to hold this place until 12 o'clock to-day.

JNO. A. WHARTON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Cavalry Division.

P. S.-The enemy will not advance on us from Fairfield, and I have sent two regiments to attack them.

KNOXVILLE, June 27, 1863.

General S. COOPER:

I leave with my disposable force General Bragg. Loudon and Knoxville are left strong garrisons.

S. B. BUCKNER,

Major-General, Commanding.

KNOXVILLE, June 27, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

General Buckner has left, leaving me temporarily in command of this portion of his department.

JNO. PEGRAM,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA, Dublin, June 27, 1863.

Major General SAMUEL JONES,

Salt Sulphur, or Lewisburg:

Following telegram just received from Abingdon, dated to-day:

Major-General SAMUEL JONES:

The following communication from Colonel B. E. Caudill, Tenth Kentucky, just received at Galdesville.* There is no longer doubt but that the enemy are advancing in this direction, with purpose of proceeding to King's Salt-Works, about 2,200 strong. Their force consists of two regiments of infantry and two regiments of cavalry. The above is reliable. General Preston was at Estillvile yesterday. Look for him to-night.

By order:

J. G. MARTIN.

In view of this communication, and the facts contained in telegram forwarded by Major [T. J.] Noble this morning, I have ordered the Fifty-first Virginia Regiment to Glade Spring, that it may move to Saltville or Zollicoffer as the case may require. Have telegraphed General Williams. Please send me any instructions you think proper. I will see that they are carried out.

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

P. S.-Colonel [J. Lyle] Clarke will forward above by special courier.

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