fifteen thousand men, was obtained by calling in the scattered troops under Breckinridge from the western part of Virginia.
The position at Bermuda Hundred was asring these operations in Middle Tennessee, the enemy, with a force under General Breckinridge, entered East Tennessee.
On the thirteenth of November, he attacked Gen was left of his command, retreated to Knoxville.
Following up his success, Breckinridge moved to near Knoxville, but withdrew on the eighteenth, followed by Generalnds of Generals Burbridge and Gillem near Bean's station, to operate against Breckinridge, and destroy or drive him into Virginia — destroy the salt works at Saltvill extensive lead-works near there.
Returning to Marion, he met a force under Breckinridge, consisting, among other troops, of the garrison of Saltville, that had stare at once made arrangements to attack it the next morning; but morning found Breckinridge gone.
He then moved directly to Saltville, and destroyed the extensive salt