No. 4.-reports of Maj. Gen. E. Kirby Smith, C. S. Army.
headquarters Department of East Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., June 8, 1862.The enemy opposite Chattanooga in considerable force. Opened yesterday at 5 p. m. with 40-inch Parrott guns. Firing ceased at noon to-day. Boats on the river secured. Mitchel is reported re-enforced from Corinth, and is acting in concert with General Morgan from Kentucky. His plans not yet developed. My little force in position to be concentrated, but entirely inadequate to hold the department.
Knoxville, Tenn., June 10, 1862.General Mitchel retired from before Chattanooga Monday. His force (as near as can be estimated four brigades, twenty pieces of artillery, about 7,000 effective) evacuated Sequatchie Valley yesterday and recrossed the mountain into Middle Tennessee. The enemy buried 8 men and abandoned one 4 1/2-inch rifle brass gun. Our loss 3 wounded.