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can only be furnished on your orders. Is it possible to obtain them? The Fourth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry is absolutely dismounted.

O. M. MITCHEL.

Referred to Major-General Buell to give such orders as he may deem proper.

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Bear Creek Bridge, June 12, 1862.

General CRITTENDEN, Break Creek Bridge:

Move with your division for Florence on the morning of the 14th and reach that place on the 15th. Keep your troops and trains well closed up and in hand for crossing the river.

General Buell will be at Bear Creek to-morrow evening.

Acknowledge receipt of this at once.

JAMES B. FRY,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS, June 12, 1862.

General WILLIAM S. SMITH, Bear Creek:

You were ordered yesterday to go forward with Wood's division toward Decatur and direct the repairs on railroad and distribute the Engineer Regiment along the line as may be best. Have you got the message?

Answer.

JAMES B. FRY,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS, June 12, 1862.

Colonel SWORDS, Louisville:

A thousand cavalry horses are wanted. If you have none on hand buy a thousand; if you have some, buy enough to make up a thousand. Most of them should be delivered at Nashville.

D. C. BUELL.

LOUISVILLE, June 12, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

Will you send my staff officer? Could you send my brigade (Eleventh Brigade) to Kentucky? I need them here.

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS, June 12, 1862.

General J. T. BOYLE, Louisville, Ky.:

What force have you now in Kentucky; where is it posted, and how is it employed?

JAMES B. FRY,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.