SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,
No. 107. Dalton, Ga., December 4, 1863.
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V. Major-General Wharton will proceed with his command to Varnell Station and there take post. He will connect his pickets with those of General Kelly, and guard well all the approaches to the right flank of the army. He will have scouts thrown out well on his right to observe any movement of the enemy in that direction.
By order of Major-General Wheeler:
E. S. BURFORD,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, C. S. A., Richmond, Va., December 4, 1863.
General J. LONGSTREET, Near Knoxville, Tennessee:
General Ransom advanced to your support several days since. General Vance will be directed to co-operate with you, and if he can join you, will, of course, be subject to your orders. Your safety and success depend upon prompt action. My views have been communicated by my aide, Colonel Johnston.
DECEMBER 4, 1863.
Respectfully submitted by direction of the President to the attention of the Adjutant and Inspector General that the proper orders may be issued to General Vance.
BURTON N. HARRISON,
Abstract from tri-monthly return of Jackson's cavalry division, Brig. Gen. W. H. Jackson, C. S. Army, commanding, December 4, 1863; headquarters Jackson, Miss.
Command Office Men Effect Aggregat Aggregat Aggregat
rs ive e e e last
total present present report
First 84 1,132 1,216 1,484 2,230 2,820
Second 84 974 1,058 1,385 1,736 1,774
Adams' 71 915 986 1,243 3,172 3,171
Total 239 3,021 3,260 4,112 7,138 7,765
DALTON, GA., December 5, 1863.
General S. COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector General:
I telegraphed you yesterday concerning Quarles' and Baldwin's brigades. We have now nearly 5,000 cavalry in East Tennessee