War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0668 KY., SW., VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA, AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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ZOLLICOFFER, September 18, 1863.

His Excellency President DAVIS,

Richmond, Va.:

Our troops were withdrawn from Jonesborough to Watauga bridge yesterday in good order, and without interruption. No indication of an advance toward the salt-works from Cumberland or Pound Gaps.





Numbers 223.

Richmond, September 19, 1863.

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XVIII. The Alabama brigade (late Garrott's), of Stevenson's division, now reorganizing at Demopolis, is assigned to the command of General J. E. Johnston, and will be considered as transferred from that division.

XX. One of the Tennessee regiments of Gregg's brigade will be transferred to Stevenson's division, to be assigned to one of the Tennessee brigades of that division.

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XXVI. Brigadier General W. M. Gardner is assigned to the Georgia brigade commanded by Brigadier-General Barton, Stevenson's division. General Barton, on being relieved, will report to Major-General Pickett for assignment to a brigade in his division.

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By command of the Secretary of War:


Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, September 19, 1863.

General STEVENSON, Atlanta, Ga.:

The Alabama brigade of your division, now at Demopolis, has been transferred to General J. E. Johnston's command. Brigadier General W. M. Gardner, now reforming that brigade, is assigned to the Georgia brigade commanded by Brigadier-General Barton: the latter, on being relieved, to report to Brigadier-General Pickett, in this department, for assignment to late Armistead's brigade. Orders sent by mail.


Adjutant and Inspector General.

RICHMOND, September 19, 1863

Brigadier General W. M. GARDNER, Demopolis:

The Alabama brigade belonging to Stevenson's division, and which you have been reorganizing, is this day, by orders, transferred to General Johnston's command; the same orders assign you to the