War of the Rebellion: Serial 007 Page 0526 OPERATIONS IN KY., TENN., N. ALA., AND S. W. VA. Chapter XVII.

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WASHINGTON CITY, January 1, 1862.

Brigadier-General BUELL, Louisville:

General McClellan should not yet be disturbed with business. I think you better get in concert with General Halleck at once. I write you to night.* I also telegraph and write Halleck.

A. LINCOLN.

LOUISVILLE, KY., January 1, 1862.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President:

There is no arrangement between General Halleck, and myself. I have been informed by General McClellan that he would make suitable disposition for concerted action. There is nothing to prevent Bowling Green being re-enforced from Columbus if a military force is not brought to bear on the latter place.

D. C. BUELL,

Brigadier-General.

WASHINGTON CITY, January 1, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK, Saint Louis, Mo.:

General McClellan should not yet be disturbed with business. I think General Buell and yourself should be in communication and concert at once. I writer you to-night and also telegraph and writhe him.

A. LINCOLN,

LOUISVILLE, January 1, 1862-11 p. m.

President LINCOLN:

I have already telegraphed General Halleck with a view to arranging a concert of action between us and am momentarily expecting his answer.

D. C. BUELL,

Brigadier-General .

SAINT LOUIS, MO., January 1, 1862.

To His Excellency ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President:

I have never received a word from General Buell. I am not ready to co-operate with him. Hope to do so in few weeks. Have written fully on this subject to Major-General McClellan. Too much haste will ruin everything.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major- General.

HEADQUARTERS, Somerset, Ky., January 1, 1862.

General GEORGE H. THOMAS:

GENERAL: In compliance with your instructions I have advised Captain Fry of the state of things about Somerset to-day, which amounts to nothing positive relative to the enemy further than a strong probability that he has no intention of moving from the vicinity of Mill

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