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you should be prepared against a dash of cavalry. Has the Sixty-ninth Ohio been returned?

JAMES B. FRY,

Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE OHIO,

Tuscumbia, Ala., July 21, 1862.

Major-General BUELL, Huntsville:

The troops at Iuka will commence crossing to-morrow morning, and a part of my troops here will cross if the steamer gets up, and I will get the whole across as soon as the troops to relieve me arrive; they are on the way. The First Brigade, General Schoepf, left at 1 o'clock this morning for Decatur.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE OHIO,

Tuscumbia, Ala., July 21, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY,

Chief of Staff, Huntsville:

The engineers break down so often that it is utterly impossible to place any reliance in them. I will send supplies forward immediately upon their arrival here.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE OHIO,

Tuscumbia, Ala., July 21, 1862.

Brigadier-General ROSECRANS, Rienzi:

I shall not cross the river before Wednesday or Thursday. Must remain here until your troops arrive. Please get them along as rapidly as possible. Buell is anxious to have me join. Did not hear from him yesterday.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

No. 109. Huntsville, July 21, 1862.

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II. The Nineteenth Illinois Volunteers will take post under the direction of Captain C. C. Gilbert, acting inspector-general, and in accordance with special instructions Captain Gilbert will at the same time inspect the posts to be occupied by the Nineteenth, and give such directions in regard as the good of the service may in his judgment require.

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By command of Major-General Buell:

J. M. WRIGHT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.