War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0090 KY., M. AND E.TENN., N.ALA., AND SW.VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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desire, but I should inform you that although there are several engines here, yet on the route above there is scarcely a sufficiency to meet our requirements.

D. C. BUELL.

HEADQUARTERS,

Huntsville, July 2, 1862.

Lieutenant-Colonel HUNTON,

Decatur:

Send two companies, under a competent officer, to repair the railroad this way from Reynolds' Station. A regiment of infantry will meet them there to assist in the work, which must be pushed forward as rapidly as possible. A train will be sent to-morrow morning to take your companies to Elk River, where there is a gap of 23 miles in the road. Where you to go up to start the work at least. It is already considerably advanced. Let the remainder of you regiment remain where it until further orders, which will probably be sent to-morrow.

D. C. BUELL.

HEADQUARTERS,

Huntsville, July 2, 1862.

General NEGLEY,

Columbia:

Halt one of your regiments at Reynolds' Station to work on the bridge this side. Two companies of engineers will be sent up to-morrow and the work must be pushed forward with all possible energy. See that your regiment meets them there without delay.

D. C. BUELL.

HEADQUARTERS,

Huntsville, July 2, 1862.

General THOMAS,

Tuscumbia:

The pass granted by Captain Greene to Colonel Bennett to go to General Halleck's headquarters is not approved and must be revoked.

D. C. BUELL.

HEADQUARTERS,

Huntsville, July 2, 1862.

General THOMAS,

Tuscumbia:

I have ordered an engine across at Decatur and the one at Tuscumbia to be repaired by the workmen here.

D. C. BUELL.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Huntsville, July 2, 1862.

Colonel J. G. JONES,

Commanding Forty-second Indiana Volunteers:

SIR: In your letter of the 9th ultimo to General Mitchel, reporting on a robbery committed by two soldiers at Mr. Smith's place near Fayetteville, you say:

One of the officers of Colonel Turchin's brigade was present and heard the story and said he knew the robbers; that they belonged to Colonel Turchin's brigade, and he named the regiment and perhaps the company to which they belonged.