War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0610 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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commanding general desires that you will endeavor to gain definite information on the subject, and let us know as soon as possible. I am directed to say also that you had better move up near Mooresburg and endeavor to forage on the other side of Clinch Mountain.

A case of small-pox has recently appeared in the army, and is directly traceable to the use of Yankee clothing. Please be cautious about using any of it.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Please send the accompanying letter to General Vaughn.*

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Russellville, Tenn., January 25, 1864.

Brigadier General A. E. JACKSON,

Commanding Brigade:

The enemy appears to be operating on the south side of the French Broad against our foraging trains. They are reported to have already captured some thirty of our wagons. The commanding general desires that in addition to your operations against the bushwhackers you should give your attention to these parties and endeavor to capture them and protect the trains. The enemy is reported to have gone as high up as Newport.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. M. SORREL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Russellville, Tenn., January 25, 1864.

Brigadier General M. JENKINS,

Brigadier General B. R. JOHNSON,

Commanding Division:

As the enemy's cavalry on the south side of the French Broad is not yet disposed of, the commanding general directs me to say that it will be unsafe for the present for your trains to go across the river.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. M. SORREL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Russellville, Tenn., January 25, 1864.

Captain T. H . OSBORNE

Commanding Scout:

I am obliged to you for the information you give of the movements of the enemy against our trains. Do all you can in your vicinity to check them, and give us further information. Brigadier General

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*See p. 612.

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