Devault's road he was routed by Generals Cosby and Duke, and driven in the direction of Jonesborough. At Carter's Station he was repulsed by General Vaughn. Colonel giltner is operating against the body advancing up the Sandy River.
R. E. LEE.
[OCTOBER 1, 1864. -For Jackson to Stanton and Echols, and Williams to Breckinridge, relating to operations in Southwestern Virginia, Saltville, &c., see Part I, pp. 560-562.]
ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 233. Richmond, October 1, 1864.
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V. In order to define the boundary between the geographical Department of Tennessee, under General J. B. Hood, and the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, under Lieutenant General R. Taylor, the following will govern, viz:
Commencing at the southwestern boundary between Georgia and Florida on the Appalachicola River, thence along the Chattahoochee River north and following the boundary line between Georgia and Alabama to the Tennessee River; all WEST of said line will be considered in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, and east of the line from the northern boundary of Florida, at its intersection by the Chattahoochee River, in the Department of Tennessee.
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By command of Secretary of War:
DARK CORNER, October 1, 1864.
Lieutenant General S. D. LEE:
General Hood directs me to say that he does not wish any work done on the line your corps is to occupy until further notice from him. The engineer and pioneer troops will work out the ground, so that each DIVISION will know the position it has to occupy, but nothing further will be done at present. The general desires to see you and your DIVISION commanders at 5 o'clock this evening.
(Same to Generals Steward and Cheatham.)
CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS LEE'S CORPS,
October 1, 1864.
The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you be in readiness to move at 6 o'clock to-morrow morning. As our staring will depend upon the movement of the corps in front the leading DIVISION will not move till notice is given from these headquarters. The order of march will be: First, Stevenson's DIVISION; second, Clayton's DIVISION; THIRD, Johnson's DIVISION.