War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0716 KY.,SW. VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N. ALA.,AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

Numbers 76.

Near Cotton Port Ford, September 29, 1863.

I. The organization known as the "Elite Corps" is for the present disbanded.

II. The officers and men composing this battalion will rejoin their respective regiments without delay.

III. Captain Tyner, Company K, First Confederate Regiment, will report to General Wheeler for temporary duty.

By order of Major-General Wheeler:

E. S. BURFORD,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. WESTERN VIRGINIA AND EAST TENNESSEE, Carter's Depot, Tenn., September 29, 1863.

His Excellency President DAVIS,

Richmond:

I have not been able to decipher all of your dispatch of the 28th, and have received no answer to my dispatch of the night before. I have ordered Corse's brigade to Lynchburg to report to Major-General Pickett. I await your answer to my second dispatch of the 27th to determine my course here. I am satisfied there is no enemy within my reach between here and Knoxville. If the necessities of General Lee demand it, I am ready to carry or send to him any portion of my troops that may be deemed necessary.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. WESTERN VIRGINIA AND EAST TENNESSEE, Carter's Depot, Tenn., September 29, 1863.

General R. E. LEE,

Orange Court-House, Va.:

Your telegram of this date received. I have already ordered Corse's brigade to Lynchburg to report to Major-General Pickett. I do not believe there is any enemy that I can reach between me and Knoxville. If your necessities demand it I am ready to give you any other aid within my power.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

MERIDIAN, September 30, 1863.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE,

Demopolis, Ala.:

General Bragg telegraphs Rosecrans is concentrating-is strongly fortified in Chattanooga. We hold the railroad to Bridgeport. Wants all the assistance he can get.

BENJ. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.