War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0575 Chapter XIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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RICHMOND, August 31, 1863.

Major General C. L. STEVENSON,

Demopolis:

Brigadier-General Deshler is commanding a cavalry brigade in General Bragg's army and cannot be detached from it.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

RICHMOND, August 31, 1863.

General BUCKNER,

Via Augusta and Chattanooga to Loudon, Tenn.:

We are anxious for intelligence of your position and prospects as well as of the movements of the enemy.

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

RICHMOND, August 31, 1863.

Governor J. E. BROWN,

Milledgeville, Ga.:

We are advised that a formidable force of the enemy is advancing on East Tennessee. Cannot the local troops organized by you be thrown to aid?

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

LOUDON, TENN., August 31, 1863.

Major General S. JONES:

Brigadier General A. E. Jackson, of this command, is ordered with his troops to Bristol, and is instructed to report to you and obey your orders and those of General Williams. You can telegraph him at Jonesborough. Take charge of Southwestern Virginia for me.

S. B. BUCKNER,

Major-General.

DUBLIN, August 31, 1863.

Major-General JONES:

Will you remain at Union for awhile, or are you on your way to this place? I have telegraphed Brigadier General A. E. Jackson to report from Bristol, where he is ordered, direct to these headquarters, so as to have a junction with Brigadier-General Williams until the necessity arises.

GILES B. COOKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MORTON, September 1, 1863.

General S. COOPER, Richmond:

A man sent to Vicksburg for information reports no other troops there than Sherman's and McPherson's corps. Most of the rest sent down the river to operate against Magruder and Taylor, then to be-