War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0710 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

Search Civil War Official Records

If the bridge cannot be made to answer, have the best arrangements made you can for crossing you troops at the proper time.

Colonel Giltner will apply to you for forage. Do all you can to help along. Give him wheat bran if you have it.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

OSMAN LATROBE,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Morristown, East Tenn., February 10, 1864.

Major PAINE,

Commanding Rucker's Legion, Mooresburg:

The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you move Rucker's Legion to Blain's Cross-Roads at once. Arriving there you will report by messenger across the river to the officer in command at Strawberry Plains.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

OSMAN LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Morristown, East Tenn., February 10, 1864.

Brigadier General JOHN C. VAUGHN,

Commanding Brigade, Rogersville:

The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you keep a lookout in the direction of Cumberland [Gap

. Rucker's Legion is to be removed from Mooresburg to Blain's Cross-Roads. Colonel Corns, commanding W. E. Jones' brigade, will co-operate with you in this. Respectfully, your obedient servant,

OSMAN LATROBE,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Morristown, February 10, 1864.

Major General J. WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry Corps:

GENERAL: Your favor of the 10th ultimo is received. We have been obliged to keep you cavalry constantly at the enemy since we left Knoxville. Although it has suffered a good deal, I think it has inflicted great loss upon the enemy. It has had a little rest during the last week. But now we are greatly troubled about forage. I have some hope that we may yet get rid of the Yankees in this part of the State in time to get a little rest for work in the spring. I ordered the cavalry back to you on my reaching Rogersville, but got a telegram from the President about the same time giving me authority to use discretion, and as I was obliged to go on into Virginia or keep the cavalry, I concluded to keep it, at the time at least, and remain in East Tennessee. I therefore revoked the order and came back as far as this. I have made several requests that the Department