War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0784 KY.,SW.VA.,Tennessee,MISS.,N.ALA.,AND N.GA. Chapter XLIII.

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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.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

[Indorsement.]

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,

Private Secretary.

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

presen and

t absent

First 84 1,132 1,216 1,484 2,230 2,820

[Cosby's]

Brigade

Second 84 974 1,058 1,385 1,736 1,774

[Colonel

Mabry's]

Brigade

Adams' 71 915 986 1,243 3,172 3,171

brigade

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