War of the Rebellion: Serial 052 Page 0746 KY., SW., VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND, N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 19, 1863-11 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE, Knoxville, Tenn.:

General Meade is very confident that no part of Ewell's corps has gone to East Tennessee. The forces said to be collecting at Jonesborough are probably those that were at Wytheville, Newbern, &c., under Sam. Jones and Jackson.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

FIVER MILES FROM CUMBERLAND GAP FORD,

September 19, 1863.,

General PARKE:

We are detained here to-day on account of the storm and the roads being full with trains ahead. Will move in the morning. Will reach the gap in three days. The roads are too bad to move faster.

E. FERRERO,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Knoxville, Tenn., September 19, 1863.

Brigadier General JULIUS WHITE

Comdg. Second Division, Twenty-third Army Corps:

The general directs that you return with your division to Knoxville at an early hour to-morrow morning. Send couriers to Chapin's brigade. I will send also by telegraph to Morristown, to be forwarded to Chapin from there.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Knoxville, Tenn., September 19, 1863.

Colonel FRANK WOLFORD, Comdg. Independent Brigade:

The general directs that you return with your command to this place at an early hour to-morrow.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[SEPTEMBER 19-20, 1863. - For organization of the Army of the Cumberland at the battle of Chickamauga, see Part I, p. 40.,]