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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
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ristol, from which large supplies of food and forage were sent to the army of Northern Virginia. Leaving Knoxville, December 10, 1864, General Gillem's command united. with Stoneman's, which had advanced from Cumberland gap, near Bean's Station, east Tennessee, on the 12th, and had a skirmish with the outposts of Gen. Basil Duke near Rogersville; then an action with his advance at Kingsport, Tenn., on the 13th, defeating Duke and driving his command toward Bristol, near which place, at Papertown, on the 14th, Stoneman attacked Vaughn's Tennessee brigade, of the Confederate army, which was guarding the railroad and the main turnpike road leading into the southwestern part of the Great valley of Virginia, and forced him back toward Abingdon. Another skirmish took place on the 15th near that place and another near Glade Spring, as Vaughn, in falling back, resisted the advance of the Federal raid. Gen. J. C. Breckinridge, in command of the Confederate forces in southwest Virginia,
he story: The forces consisted of General Burbridge's troops and General Gillem's East Tennessee troops, all under command of Major-General Stoneman. They left Knoxville on the 18th. The movement was unknown to the rebels, who were not discovered until after three days. At Kingsport, General Jones's command was attacked, consisting of about five hundred of Morgan's old command. The forces were killed scattered, or captured. Next, the rebel forces of Vaughn were discovered at Papertown, near Bristol, trying to effect a junction with Breckinridge, at Saltville. Our forces pursued him to Marion, where an engagement occurred, resulting in a loss to the rebels of all their force and artillery, except about two hundred men, who retreated towards Lynchburg, Virginia. Breckinridge's command had followed General Stoneman with the forces of Galtuer; Crosby and Withers, and the balance of Duke's command, who had been on the frontier of Kentucky, waiting to co-operate with th