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SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

No. 111. Huntsville, July 23, 1862.

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VI. The First Kentucky Cavalry (Wolford's), Second Kentucky Cavalry (Board's), and Second Indiana Cavalry (McCook's) will concentrate at once at Columbia, prepared for active operations.

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XI. Captain W. J. Palmer and Sergeants Ward, Vezin, Laschell, Corporals McDowell, Nicholls, and Privates Blackstone, Hewitt, Hurst, De Witt, Longnecker, N. M. Smith, and Curtin are hereby detailed to recruit three companies of cavalry, in accordance with special authority from the War Department, received by telegraph, and dated July 21, 1862. The companies when recruited to be united with the independent company now known as the Anderson Troop, to receive the battalion organization, and to be known as the Anderson Cavalry.

Captain Palmer, with his recruiting party, will proceed at once to Pennsylvania and report to the Governor, under whose auspices it is desired to raise the companies. The quartermaster, commissary, ordnance, and medical departments are hereby directed to make all necessary and proper issues authorized, on presentation of proper requisitions.

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By command of Major-General Buell:

J. M. WRIGHT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CUMBERLAND GAP, July 23, [1862].

Colonel J. B. FRY:

Your telegrams of the 19th or 20th just received. The cipher was unintelligible, and had to be repeated. Lieutenant Craighill belongs to the Engineer Corps. He has been [here?] ten days. He came under orders from the Secretary of War.

This place could no more be held by one regiment than by one man. The enemy evacuated it with a force of 6,000 men, although he had re-enforcements within a few hours' march. I need at once at least five companies of artillery; four to have here, one to advance. I am trying to store supplies, but Wolford has seized one of our trains and our requisitions are not filled. As to other supplies we are very short.

GEORGE W. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND GAP, July 23, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

Some days since troops were assembling at Kingston with the avowed intention of invading Kentucky, but it is on the road to Nashville. There were 1,100 cavalry there and a brigade of infantry was expected. Morgan left Somerset for Tennessee on yesterday; he has done much damage. I will order two regiments of Spears' to convoy six pieces of cannon now at Lexington, but the guns will be useless without men to work them.

GEORGE W. MORGAN,

General.