War of the Rebellion: Serial 007 Page 0466 Chapter XVII. OPERATIONS IN KY., TENN., N. ALA., AND S. W. VA.

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operations, their acquaintance with that region rendering them peculiarly suitable for service there. For the present, at least, he deems it advisable to keep them on that line.

Very respectfully, &c.,

JAMES B. SRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Louisiana, Ky., December 2, 1861.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Third Regiment Minnesota Volunteers:

SIR; An order has been issued for your regiment to take post with six companies at Shepherdsville and four at Lebanon Junction. The general commanding place upon you the responsibility of guarding the bridge over Wilson's Creek a few miles ion advance of the Junction.*

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES B. FRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Louisiana, Ky., December 2, 1861.

Colonel DUFFIELD,

Commanding Ninth Regiment Mich. Vols., Month of Salt River:

SIR: The general commanding assigns you to the command of the post and field work at the mouth of Salt River. If will be your duty to hold the field works at the Salt River crossing and the the turnpike towards.

Elizabethtown and to guard the army supplies which may be at the post.*

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES B. FRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO.

Louisville, Ky., December 2, 1861.

Colonel E. H. HOBSON,

Commanding Thirteenth Reat. Ky. Vols., Campbelsville, Ky.:

SIR: The general commanding assigns you to the command of the post of Lebanon. It will be you duty to guard the army supplies which may be at that and to look to the safety of the railroad towards New Haven and the turnpike towards Campbellsville.*

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Louisville, Ky., December 2, 1861.

Colonel L. T. MOORE,

Commanding Fourteenth Regiment Ky. Vols., Caltettsburg, Ky.:

SIR: The general commanding directs that you establish you regiment at or near the town of Prestonburg, with a view of giving security

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* Detailed instructions omitted.

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