War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0571 Chapter XIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS BUCKNER'S CORPS,

Loudon, August 30, 1863.

The following is the order of march to be observed by the troops moving from this point:

First. Brigadier-General Johnson's brigade; battery of artillery, Captain Darden.

Second. Beef-cattle.

Third. One regiment of Brigadier-General Preston's division, one battery, company of sappers and miners.

Fourth. General supply train; ammunition train, in charge of Lieutenant Boyd; ambulance train.

Fifth. Brigadier-General Preston's division, with batteries in the center.

Sixth. Rear guard, consisting of McMahon's brigade, dismounted men, and two batteries.

By command of Major-General Buckner:

J. N. GALLEHER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

AUGUST 30, 1863.

Brigadier General A. E. JACKSON,

Jonesborough:

Order your whole command to Bristol, at which point you will hold it concentrated until further orders from Brigadier-General Williams, to whom you will report for duty temporarily.

V. SHELIHA,

Chief of Staff.

LOUDON, August 30, 1863.

Brigadier-General FRAZER,

Cumberland Gap:

You overrate B[urnside]'s force. Enemy at Jacksborough. Keep a sharp lookout to your rear; every thing is working well. General Jones whipped enemy.

V. SHELIHA,

Chief of Staff.

LOUDON, August 30, 1863.

General J. W. FRAZER,

Commanding Cumberland Gap:

Hold the gap according to my first instructions a week ago.

S. B. BUCKNER,

Major-General.

LOUDON, August 30, 1863.

Brigadier-General FRAZER,

Cumberland Gap:

Evacuate your position at once; fall back with your command on Abingdon, notifying Major-General Jones of the move. Destroy all stores for which you cannot find transportation.

V. SHELIHA,

Chief of Staff.