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beyond Rheatown - three regiments and a battery of artillery. Have sent a scout to Rheatown, and will send at 12 o'clock to-night another beyond there.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

A. G. MORGAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Major-General BRECKINRIDGE,

Near Jonesborough, Tenn.

HEADQUARTERS MORGAN'S BRIGADE,

November 11, 1864.

GENERAL: I have advanced the line as you directed. Some cattle were disturbed by the movement and driven toward the enemy, which drew a fire from his pickets. I supposed them to be about 400 yards from my vedettes. The men are suffering exceedingly from cold, and I wish that I may be relieved for a short time by some of the troops in the rear, and permitted to fall back to where I can build fires. I can resume my present position in time for the attack. The number of fires on the enemy's line is increasing. I heard firing a few minutes since, apparently in the rear of the gap.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. W. DUKE,

Brigadier-General.

Major-General BRECKINRIDGE,

Commanding Forces in the Field.

HEADQUARTERS MORGAN'S BRIGADE,

Near Morristown, November 4, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I respectfully submit the following as the strength and condition of my command: I have 294 men in camp - this the effective total. The discipline of my command is improved. But few stragglers and but little disposition to do so.

BASIL W. DUKE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Captain J. L. SANDFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 7. Report of Colonel John B. Palmer, FIFTY-eight North Carolina Infantry, commanding Forces of Western North Carolina.

HEADQUARTERS FORCES WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA,

French Broad, November 11, 1864-12. 30 p. m.

GENERAL: I have just received your dispatch dated 2 p. m. yesterday, at Greeneville. I have only received one other dispatch, that dated Carter's Depot, November 7. It did not reach me till the night of the 8th. My forces left Asheville on yesterday morning. I could not possibly concentrate and move before. I shall camp near Paint Rock

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