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no delay in ferrying them across when the train arrives. Those who cannot stand so long a journey must by some means go to Eastport, to be sent off by water.

D. C. BUELL.

CAMP NEAR ATHENS, July 1, 1862.

Major General D. C. BUELL:

GENERAL: There is no forage at Athens and I have not yet been able to procure any quantity in the neighborhood. I am out of forage.

T. L. CRITTENDEN,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Huntsville, July 1, 1862.

Colonel THOMAS SWORDS,

Louisville:

You say in your dispatch of yesterday that Mr. Guthrie promises to have arrangements made to forward my supplies. General Buell can rest on no promise in the matter. You are directed to see yourself that the arrangement is made and perfected and that it is put into operation at once. It is a matter about which there must be no doubt. What is the matter about forage; we find none at Athens? Captain Bingham says he asked you for 1,000,000 pounds and has not received 500,000. We have none.

JAMES B. FRY,

Chief of Staff.

[Place and date torn off. Probably

REYNOLDS' STATION, July 1, 1862.]

J. B. FRY:

Everything is unloaded as fast as our force can to it. Captain Gaubert issued no such order. Two hundred and ninety-seven wagons have been sent from here since yesterday morning; 180 loaded with forage.

EDWARD M. McCOOK.

DECATUR, July 1, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

Our command was ready to cross the river last night. Ferry-boat broke down and could not cross. Boat captain says he will have it ready so we can cross to-day; we can then be there in one day by rail or two if we march. It will take 8 flat cars for transportation if you wish us to come by rail. Please answer.

K. A. HUNTON,

Lieutenant-Colonel, First Michigan Engineers.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Huntsville, July 1, 1862.

Major-General MITCHEL,

Commanding Third Division:

The general commanding desires you to forward any reports, affidavits,