War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0915 Chapter XXXV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 170. Richmond, July 18, 1863.

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XIII. Colonel D. Wyatt Aiken, Seventh Regiment South Carolina Volunteers, is assigned to duty as commandant of the troops defenses at Macon, Ga., and will report accordingly.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KNOXVILLE, July 18, 1863.

Major-General BUCKNER,

Morristown, Jonesborough, or Abingdon:

General Jackson telegraphs me to hold one of Trigg's regiments and the one at Strawberry Plains ready to move at a moment's notice. I received your dispatch from Morristown. Trigg's regiments moves at 12 m. to-morrow. Notify me when to send the one from Strawberry Plains.

Shall I send General Jackson the cavalry regiments promised him? He asks for it,as Pegram's regiment takes Scott's place near Cumberland Gap. Would it not be better to send General Jackson this regiment now?

Answer.

W. F. MASTIN,

[Assistant Adjutant-General.]

GLADE SPRING, July 18, 1863.

Major C. S. STRINGFELLOW:

A dispatch from General Williams, who is at Liberty Hill, in Tazewell County, says the enemy, 1,300 strong, encamped last night at Charles Taylor's farm, 5 or 6 miles from Jeffersonville, after having captured [J. E.] Stollings company at Tug Ridge. General Preston has been informed, to resist an attack.

G. B. CRITTENDEN.

HEADQUARTERS ANDERSON'S BRIGADE,

Taylor's Store, Ala., July 19, 1863-10 a. m.

Major THOMAS M. JACK,

Asst. Adjt. General, Polk's Corps. Army of Tennessee:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that, in accordance with instructions from corps headquarters, on last night I caused the bridge over Sequatchie River, 4 miles above its mouth and 1 1\2 mikes from Jasper, to be destroyed. This duty was performed by Captain . P. H. Rice, with a department from his company-Third Confederate Cavalry.

I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

PATTON ANDERSON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.