War of the Rebellion: Serial 007 Page 0460 Chapter XVII. OPERATIONS IN KY., TENN., N. ALA., AND S. W. VA.

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Cairo, Ill., November 29, 1861.

Captain J. C. KELTON, Saint Louis, Mo.:

I have here two prisoners, arrested as spies, who are undoubtedly guilty of the charge. One of them can be proven to have been engaged in carrying information from sympathizers in South Illinois to the troops at Columbus, Ky. As the evidence against these prisoners will be more easily obtained here than in Saint Louis, I would recommend that their trial take place here.

Information from Columbus to-day is to the effect that the rebels have three gunboats. They are small, carrying but four guns each, but I have no information as to their strength. The State of Mississippi has called for 10,000 State troops for sixty days to assist in the defense of Columbus. There seems to be a great effort making throughout the South to make Columbus impregnable. i get this information from the Memphis Appeal of the 28th (yesterday), a copy of which I received this evening. I give the information for what it is worth.




HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO, Numbers 16, Louisville, Ky., November 30, 1861.

The following organization of brigades will be observed until further orders:

First Brigade.

Brigadier-General SCHOEPF, commanding.

33rd Indiana.

12th Kentucky.

17th Ohio.

38th Ohio.

Second Brigade.

Colonel MANSON, commanding.

10th Indiana.

4th Kentucky.

10th Kentucky.

14th Ohio.

Third Brigade.

Colonel McCOOK, commanding.

2nd Minnesota.

9th Ohio.

35th Ohio.

18th U. S. Infantry.

Fourth Brigade.

Brigadier-General ROUSSEAU, commanding.

6th Indiana.

3rd Kentucky.

1st Ohio.

15th and 19th U. S. Infantry (battalion).

First Brigade.

Brigadier-General WOOD, commanding

34th Illinois.

29th Indiana.

30th Indiana.

77th Pennsylvania.

Sixth Brigade.

Brigadier-General JOHNSTON, commanding.

32nd Indiana.

39th Indiana.

15th Ohio.

49th Ohio.

Seventh Brigade.

Brigadier-General NEGLEY, commanding

38th Indiana.

78th Pennsylvania.

79th Pennsylvania.

1st Wisconsin.

Eight Brigade.

Colonel TURCHIN, commanding.

19th Illinois.

24th Illinois.

37th Indiana.

18th Ohio.

Ninth Brigade.

Colonel SILL, commanding.

3rd Ohio.

21st Ohio.

33rd Ohio.

10th Wisconsin.

Tenth Brigade.

Colonel AMMEN, commanding.

34th Indiana.

36th Indiana.

6th Ohio.

24th Ohio.