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JONESBOROUGH, TENN.,

September 14, 1863.

Brigadier-General NICHOLLS,

Lynchburg:

Can you spare any troops? If so, please send them to Glade Spring, to report to General Wharton. The salt-works are in danger. Can any of the home guards be sent there? If so, please send them.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

JONESBOROUGH, September 14, 1863.

Brigadier General G. C. WHARTON,

Glade Spring:

Order down to Saltville the whole of Otey battery immediately. I have ordered Stamps' battery to report to you. The enemy is reported moving from Cumberland Gap toward Saltville. The report not authentic, but be on the alert.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General

JONESBOROUGH, TENN.,

September 14, 1863.

Captain J. G. MARTIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Abingdon:

The enemy reported advancing from Cumberland Gap to Saltville. How true I cannot say. Instruct Majors Chenoweth and Prentice to send scouts and ascertain the truth of the rumor.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

JONESBOROUGH, TENN.,

September 14, 1863.

Colonel JAMES E. CARTER,

First Tennessee Cavalry, Bristol:

Move to-morrow morning with your whole available force to Gibson's Mill, on Reedy Creek, or near that point, to be in position to guard the roads through Moccasin Gap and also from Rogersville. Order the remainder of your regiment to follow you so soon as the horses are shod. Carry out the instructions given by General Williams. If the enemy moves toward Saltville get in their rear and harass them. Keep me fully informed at this place.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

BRISTOL, TENN.,

September 14, 1863.

Major W. B. MYERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Dublin:

Keep the home guards together or ready to turn out on short notice until you receive information from Colonel McCausland that there