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Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 4 0 Browse Search
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suggest that another battery, with heavier rifled guns, could be advantageously used on this line. If General Garfield could march down from Pikeville through Virginia with his force and attack on south side or cut off supplies, I do not think the rebels could remain there long. I forward herewith a rough sketch of the Gap and their works. I have ordered up the Thirty-third Indiana Regiment. Respectfully, &c., S. P. Carter, Acting Brigadier-General, Twelfth Brigade,. Capt. J, B. Fry, Assistant Adjutant-General, Chief of Staff. No. 2.-report of Maj. Gen. E. Kirby Smith, C. S. Army. headquarters Department of East Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., March 30, 1862. General: Col. J. E. Rains, commanding the post at Cumberland Gap, reports that on the evening of the 21st instant the enemy drove in the pickets and on the morning following appeared in his front. Having succeeded in placing two pieces of artillery in position on a neighboring ridge, they opened fire, whi
General Morgan has had very great difficulties to contend with, and merits praise for the zeal and ability with which he has conducted his column. I deem it proper to submit the accompanying dispatches between General Morgan and my headquarters in explanation of certain paragraphs in his report. Respectfully, D. C. Buell, Major-General, Commanding. Assistant Adjutant-General, Headquarters Department of the Mississippi. [inclosure no. 1.] Cumberland Ford, May 22, 1862. Colonel Fry: My column is on the march. The advance guard has passed the Cumberland. George W. Morgan, Brigadier-General, Commanding. [inclosure no. 2.] Cumberland Ford, May 22, 1862. Manjor-General Buell: A reliable scout has just come in. The enemy has withdrawn from Big Creek Gap and will reach Cumberland Gap to-day. Reliable letter from Clinton also informs me that the road between Clinton and Knoxville is lined with troops coming this way. It is probable that the enemy is c