War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0570 Chapter XIII. KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA.

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HEADQUARTERS BUCKNER'S CORPS,

Loudon, August 30, 1863.

Brigadier-General PEGRAM, Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: You will slowly fall back on Lenoir's Station, covering the retreat of this army toward the west, and form junction with Colonel Scott.

I have the honor, general, to remain your obedient servant,

V. SHELIHA,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS BUCKNER'S CORPS,

Loudon, August 30, 1863.

[Brigadier General N. B. FORREST, Commanding Cavalry:]

GENERAL: In obedience to order received from General Bragg, I am directed by the major-general commanding to inform you that this whole corps will fall back to a position near the Hiwassee River, cavalry included.

I have the honor, general, to remain,

V. SHELIHA,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS BUCKNER'S CORPS,

Loudon, August 30, 1863.

Brigadier General WILLIAM PRESTON, Commanding Division:

GENERAL: You will order your division to march at once to Charleston, Tenn. You will please designate one regiment, to which one battery of artillery will be attached, to march as advanced guard to the quartermaster and commissary train, which will take its place in front of your main column.

Colonel McMahon's Third Brigade, with one battery, now at Loudon, will serve as your rear guard.

Majors Leyden's and Williams' battalions of artillery will report to you for the march. You will encamp too-night at a suitable camping-ground as soon as your advanced guard has come up with Brigadier-General Johnson's brigade.

By command of Major-General Buckner:

V. SHELIHA,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS BUCKNER'S CORPS,

Loudon, August 30, 1863.

Major-General STEWART, Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs Brigadier-General Bushrod Johnson's brigade, with Captain Darden's battery, to form the advance guard of the corps during its march to Charleston, Tenn. The balance of your division will be transported by rail to Charleston. General Johnson will march at once, and move tonight to a suitable camping-ground from 5 to 6 miles distant from here, and continue his march by daylight tomorrow morning.

I have the honor to be, general, your obedient servant,

V. SHELIHA,

Chief of Staff.