War of the Rebellion: Serial 114 Page 0843 UNION REBELLION IN EAST TENNESSEE.

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inaugurate the same movement at the same time in their various localities. Their leaders shoud be seized and held as prisoners. The leniency shown them has been unavailing. They have acted with base duplicity and should no longer be trusted.

Very respectfully,

F. K. ZOLLICOFFER,

Briagdier-General.

RICHMOND, November 13, 1861.

JOHN R. BRANNER,

President Railroad Company, Jonesborough, Tenn.:

Troops arenow moving to EastTennessee to crush the traitors. YOu shall be amply protected.

J. P. BENJAMIN,

Acting Secretary of War.

JONESBOROUGH, TENN., November 13, 1861.

J. P. BENJAMIN, Acting Secretary of War:

The Lincolnites are forming an encampment at Elizabethton. Now have from 1,000 to 1,300 men and more coming within six miles of our railroad at Watauga bridge. They also have from 600 to 1,000 men near Strawberry Plains bridge, t hemost important and exepnsive bridge onour raod, andstill collecting in greter numbers andthreatening to take and burn the bridge and take possession of theroad. If these two bridges areburned our road stops. The demonstrations are such in EastTennessee that a much larger force is necessary. Theya re cutting the telegraph wires as fast as we put them up.

JNO R. BRANNER,

President EastTennessee and Virginia Road.

BRIGADE HEADUQARTERS,

Jacksborough, November 14, 1861. (Via Knoxville 15th.)

General COOPER, Adjutant-General:

I have ordered all posts and detachmnents to disarm Unionmen and seize leaders. Have madedispositions to cut off and crush tories of Rhea, Hamilton and Sevier. Blockade here nerly complete. One regiment marches for Warburg to- day.

F. K. ZOLLICOFFER,

Brigadier- General.

BRIGADE HEADUQARTERS,

Chattannooga, Tenn., November 17, 1861.

Honorable J. P. BENJAMIN, Secretary of War, Richmond.

SIR: In obedience to orders two regiments moved to this point. Affairs are not so bad as reported. Suppose that Colonel S. A. M. Wood