War of the Rebellion: Serial 077 Page 0564 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.

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BRISTOL, October 5, 1864.

No enemy this side of the Watauga River.

J. C. VAUGHN,

Brigadier-General

Major-General BRECKINRIDGE.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY EAST TENNESSEE,

Near Zollicoffer, October 6, 1864

GENERAL: Enemy in some force at Kingsport this morning. Skirmishing going on at 10 a. m. I hope to be able to drive them back.

JOHN C. VAUGHN.

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

General BRECKINRIDGE.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY FORCES

Near Zollicoffer, October 6, 1864-8 p. m.

GENERAL: The force sent by me to Kingsport met the enemy at that point and drove them across North Fork of Holston at 12 m. The enemy in full retreat toward Rogersville.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO C. VAUGHN.

Major-General BRECKINRIDGE,

Commanding Dept. of Western Virginia and East Tennessee.

CARTER'S STATION, October 8, 1864.

The following dispatch was captured by my scouts between Knoxville and Cumberland Gap:

General BURBRIDGE:

You will come on to Knoxville with all possible dispatch to meet Forrest, who is operating in Middle Tennessee. When you reach Knoxville you will be directed by Black [Sherman] or myself what course to take. You will hasten on rapidly as possible, as it is very important Forrest should be checked at once.

By order of Major-General Sherman:

SCHOFIELD.

My forces overtook the enemy at Rogersville; killed 10 and wounded several.

J. C. VAUGHN,

Brigadier-General.

General BRECKINRIDGE.

CARTER'S STATION, October 8, 1864.

Last heard of the enemy they were inside of their fortifications at Bull's Gap.

J. C. VAUGHN.

Brigadier-General.

Major-General BRECKINRIDGE.