No. 3.-report of Maj. Gen. E. Kirby Smith, C. S. Army.
headquarters Department of East Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., June 5, 1862.General Leadbetter makes the following report: General Adams surprised at 3 p. m. yesterday, 12 miles northwest of Jasper, Tenn., by reported force of 4,000 Federals. Confederate killed and missing 100, including General and Major Adams. Enemy in strong detachments yesterday at Stevenson and Bridgeport. Avow descent on Chattanooga. Expected opposite us this afternoon. Our effective force here, 1,330. Can make stand if re-enforcements sent. I have sent General Leadbetter eight companies (450 men), all the available force I have, with instructions to hold Chattanooga and its approaches as long as possible.