War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0855 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Abingdon, April 30, 1864.

Brigadier General J. H. MORGAN,

Commanding Cavalry, Saltville:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that he wishes that portion of Giltner's brigade which lately formed Hodge's command to remain in the vicinity of Heyter's Gap, if he has not yet already moved. If it has moved, let the battalions be concentrated near the railroad, where corn can be furnished, and also in a locality which will afford pasturage. The officer in charge will notify these headquarters and Colonel Giltner of the position they may take.

The major-general commanding also directs me to say that, while he is anxious to mobilize you entire command as early as possible, yet the expedition he spoke with you of cannot be undertaken while threatened by a raid from the enemy, or at least while a portion of his cavalry is still absent.

Please issue the necessary orders to insure the concentration of Giltner's battalions,so that they can be paid and equipped. An officers goes to Richmond to-night to secure the articles needed.

I am, general, your obedient servant,

J. N. GALLEHER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ABINGDON, April 30, 1864.

(Received Dublin, April 30.)

General BRECKINRIDGE:

I have plenty of artillery at Saltville. I suggest that you take the section which you have there and send with Wharton. As soon as my horses come up I can give you a battery in addition. I wrote to-day.

S. B. BUCKNER.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Abingdon, April 30, 1864.

Brigadier-General JACKSON, Carter's Depot:

General Vauhgn's command has been ordered back to cover your line.

J. N. GALLEHER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Abingdon, April 30, 1864.

Lieutenant D. N. MONTGOMERY, Zollicoffer:

General Vaughn has been ordered back to the front of Bristol.

J. N. GALLEHER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DEMOPOLIS, April 30, 1864.

His Excellency President DAVIS, Richmond:

I wrote to you on the 27th, by Colonel Duncan. Among other things I adverted to the measures I had taken to recover this department