War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0186 KY., M. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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camp. A man will report to you before 11 o'clock to show the escort where the battery and train are.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. WRIGHT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Huntsville, July 19, 1862.

Brigadier-General ROUSSEAU,

Commanding Third Division:

SIR: In reply to the communication of Captain Paul, commissary of the Third Division, asking for a leave of absence, I am directed to say that such an indulgence cannot be granted. The commanding general directs me to call your attention particularly to the impropriety proposed by Captain Paul, of leaving in the hands of his clerks papers signed in blank.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. WRIGHT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Huntsville, July 19, 1862.

Mrs. JOHN BELL, Nashville, Tenn.:

MADAM: I am directed by the general commanding to return the inclosed letters left at these headquarters to be forwarded to Governor Bell, with the remark that he regrets that circumstances will not admit of their being forwarded to their address.

Very respectfully, madam, your obedient servant,

J. M. WRIGHT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., DEPT. OF THE OHIO,

No. 10. Tuscumbia, Ala., July 19, 1862.

I. The troops of this division will prepare and hold themselves in readiness to march to Huntsville, Ala., as soon as relieved by troops to be sent forward by Major-General Grant.

II. The First Brigade, General A. Schoepf commanding, will march on Monday, 21st instant, for Huntsville, Ala., by the way of Decatur, leaving the three companies of the Thirty-first Ohio, now posted at Decatur and Trinity, to follow as soon as relieved. Each regiment will take five days' rations, two days' cooked and carried in the haversacks.

III. That portion of the Second Brigade, Brigadier General S. S. Fry commanding, now posted in Tuscumbia will move its train across the Tennessee River at Florence on Monday, the 21st instant, the troops crossing the day following. Preparations will be made to march from Florence Landing to Huntsville, via Athens. Each regiment rationed for five days, two days' cooked and carried in the haversacks.

IV. That portion of the Third Brigade, Brigadier General R. L. McCook