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bad districts. H. M. headquarters, Richmond, Va., March 19, 1862. Brig. Gen. Humphrey Marshall, Commanding, &c., Lebanon, Va.: General: Your letter of the 13th instant has been received. You are authorized to disband the battalion at Pound Gap, received for special service, when you deem proper. There is no law for purchasia., March 25, 1862. General Humphrey Marshall, Commanding, &c., Lebanon, Va.: General: You are under a misapprehension as to the meaning of my letter of the 13th instant as to your communicating with General Smith. I did not intend to say anything in conflict with your instructions of November 1, 1861, See Series I, Vol. Ineral, Richmond, Va.: Major: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 31st ultimo. In my letter to the War Department, dated the 13th ultimo, a copy of which is inclosed, See p. 320. a suggestion is made that martial law should be declared throughout the whole Department of East Tennessee. I stil
ant-General. headquarters Department of East Tennessee, Knoxville, April 17, 1862. Brig. Gen. C. L. Stevenson, Cumberland Gap, Tenn.: General: The major-general commanding directs me to inform you, in response to your communication of the 14th instant Not found. that Colonel Morgan's regiment will be removed from Cumberland Lap as soon as another regiment can be substituted for it. Under a late act of Congress the twelve-months' volunteers will be retained in service for two years aftst received by me: A gentleman, my confidential agent, returned the 3d instant from Nashville whither I had sent him. He states that Bishop Kavanaugh, of Versailles, Ky., informed him that 12,000 troops passed through Lexington, Ky., on the 14th ultimo, to re-enforce those at Cumberland Ford. He also states that four new regiments had been formed of the renegades from East Tennessee, and put under command of General Spears, and that with these the force of the enemy at Cumberland Ford would
r have polluted God's altar. Let me thank you for the expressions of kindness and regard toward myself with which your letter abounds. I can only hope that the day is not far distant when peace will once more bless our country and I shall visit again a quiet home. I remain, very truly, yours, G. T. Beauregard, General, Commanding. headquarters District of East Tennessee, Knoxville, March 20, 1862. General A. Sidney Johnston, Decatur, Ala.: General Smith telegraphed you on the 16th instant that the enemy had passed the mountains, and that he had sent 2,000 men to Clinton, while he would go immediately to Cumberland Gap. General Floyd's infantry is here, but consists of only 300 men. These, with a battalion of Colonel Maney's regiment, are ordered to reenforce the force at Clinton. There are no other troops except those who guard the pork houses and bridges. H. L. Clay, Assistant Adjutant-General. War Department, C. S. A., Richmond, Va., March 21, 1862. Maj. Gen. Leoni
1, 1862. Brig. Gen. Humphrey Marshall, Commanding, &c., Lebanon, Va.: General: I wish to call your attention again to the subject of my letter to you of the 17th instant, as I may not have been sufficiently explicit. After you have filled the companies under your command I stated to you in that letter that the residue of the I think that I have not succeeded in making myself clear in my letter of the 21st ultimo. I intended that letter to be taken in connection with that of the 17th ultimo, and merely as explanatory of the letter in some respects. I stated in my letter of the 17th ultimo that the companies and regiments of your command were first17th ultimo that the companies and regiments of your command were first to be filled from the militia ordered to report to you, and to that end authorized you to prevent recruiting from them for other commands. I had reference in this letter to yours of the 10th April, and intended to be understood as approving your design of increasing the Pound Gap battalion to a regiment, as well as completing you
r: Since writing to you this evening I have received a dispatch informing me that the pickets of Morgan's cavalry at Shelbyville were driven in on the night of the 18th, and that Captain Morgan was on his way to Huntsville. I have ordered Colonel Biffle to this place without delay and I desire that your regiment shall come on als62. Maj. W. L. Eakin, Commanding, &c., Morristown, Tenn.: Major: The major-general commanding directs me to inform you, in response to your communication of 18th instant, that you will arrest all Union leaders who circulate exaggerated reports of the military draft, and thereby induce ignorant men to fly their homes and go to Ko. G. Garner, Assistant Adjutant-General. Lebanon, Va., April 25, 1862. General R. E. Lee, Commanding, &c.: General: Yesterday I received your letters of the 18th and 21st instant. Before they came I had been called on to act in a few cases, and adopted a line of policy which seems to depart from the direction suggested by
retreat disastrously. History and our country will judge us not by the movement, but its consequences. W. J. Hardee, Major-General. [Indorsement.]Corinth, Miss., May 26, 1862. I concur fully in the above views, and already all needful preparations are being made for a proper and prompt evacuation of this place. G. T. Beauregard, General, Commanding. headquarters, Richmond, Va., May 26, 1862. General G. T. Beauregard, Commanding Western Department: General: Your letter of the 19th instant has just been received. Although no instructions have been given as to the military operations within your department since the command devolved on you, yet your condition and movements have been the subject of anxious consideration. Full reliance was felt in your judgment and skill and in the bravery of your army to maintain the great interests of the country and to advance the general policy of the Government. It was also hoped that the victory of Shiloh would have enabled you upon t
ely necessary for the defense of the line of railroad through Tennessee. I urgently request you to send regiments from the Cherokee counties of Georgia to General E. K. Smith at Knoxville. Inform me of the number of regiments, their positions, add the number of arms they will require. Jefferson Davis. headquarters District of East Tennessee, Knoxville, March 24, 1862. Brig. Gen. S. B. Maxey, Chattanooga, Tenn.: General: Maj. Gen. E. Kirby Smith directs me to inform you that on the 20th instant General A. S. Johnston telegraphed him that steps should be taken to guard the approaches to Chattanooga, which were threatened in the direction of Nashville. Having no available troops, General Smith telegraphed to the Department at Richmond, and also to Governor Brown, of Georgia, requesting him to send arms and men for the protection of the place. No response has come from Governor Brown. General R. E. Lee, commanding, responds that the Governor of Alabama has been telegraphed to s
t among the Union men toward the enemy. Major Bradley, writing to me from Osborne's Ford, on the 21st, says: Many of the Union men from the region of Estillville have been going out in squads to General: My attention has been called to an article published in the New York Herald of the 21st instant, which contains a copy of your telegraphic dispatch of the 9th instant to General Cooper, andral R. E. Lee, Commanding, &c.: General: Yesterday I received your letters of the 18th and 21st instant. Before they came I had been called on to act in a few cases, and adopted a line of policy w as possible. I think that I have not succeeded in making myself clear in my letter of the 21st ultimo. I intended that letter to be taken in connection with that of the 17th ultimo, and merely ap battalion to a regiment, as well as completing your other regiments. In my letter of the 21st ultimo I did not intend to change in any respect what I had said in that, of the 17th. But supposin
he general trusts that you make a judicious distribution of those sent you. Not more than 400 or 500 of the improved arms should be given to a regiment, and those should be placed in the hands of the flank companies, the center companies being armed with the country weapons. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, W. H. Taylor, Assistant Adjutant-General. headquarters, Richmond, Va., May 1, 1862. Brig. Gen. Humphrey Marshall, Commanding, &c., Lebanon: General: Your letter of the 22d ultimo is received. Note found. I have applied to the Secretary of War for the opinion of the Department on the subject of giving bounty to volunteers. His answer has not been received, but shall be communicated to you as soon as possible. I think that I have not succeeded in making myself clear in my letter of the 21st ultimo. I intended that letter to be taken in connection with that of the 17th ultimo, and merely as explanatory of the letter in some respects. I stated in my letter of
in addition to his duties as commander of the Second Army Corps, is announced as chief of the staff to the commander of the forces. A. S. Johnston, General, C. S. Army. Jacksonport, March 29, 1862. General A. Sidney Johnston: Your order [23d instant] received. Will be executed as promptly as possible. I go this evening to see General Beauregard at his request, and to prepare army on the march to Des Arc. Earl Van Dorn. headquarters Department of East Tennessee, Knoxville, March 29, 18 H. Marshall, Brigadier-General, Commanding. headquarters, Richmond, Va., April 26, 1862. General G. T. Beauregard Commanding Army of the Mississippi: General: I have the honor to state, in reply to your telegram to General Cooper of the 23d instant, that Maj. Gen. Sam. Jones has again been ordered to turn over the command at Pensacola to General Forney, and report to you without delay. As regards engineers there are none of the regular corps now available to be sent you. Col. John Peg
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