HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE OHIO,
Tuscumbia, Ala., July 24, 1862.
Brigadier General S. S. FRY, Commanding Second Brigade:
GENERAL: You are directed by Major-General Thomas to cross your brigade at Florence with as little delay as possible and march direct to Pulaski by way of Lawrenceburg. As General Buell's trains are threatened by bodies of cavalry you will be vigilant and keep your troops on the alert all the time.
On your arrival at Pulaski communicate at once with the commandant at Reynolds' Station. Look to the protection of that point and convoy the wagon train from Reynolds' to Athens by an infantry force of strength determined by what may be learned of the dangers to be guarded against. You will receive further orders after you return to Athens.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEO. E. FLYNT,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Chief of Staff.
NASHVILLE, July 24, 1862.
Colonel J. B. FRY, A. A. G., Chief of Staff, Huntsville, Ala.:
I send the following because General Boyle desires it:
Colonel Bruce at Bowling Green advises me of 3,000 to 4,000 men near Scottsville, Ky. You will advise General Buell, as I have no force to repel such an invasion if it be true.
J. T. BOYLE,
W. H. SIDELL,
Major, Fifteenth Infantry, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,
No. 112. Huntsville, July 24, 1862.
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II. Surgeon Murray, medical director, will proceed to make an inspection of such hospitals in the district as require his attention. He will report upon the condition and wants of the existing hospitals and upon the propriety of discontinuing particular ones or establishing new ones, examining especially into the question of the necessity for an officers' hospital at Nashville.
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By command of Major-General Buell:
J. M. WRIGHT,
CUMBERLAND GAP, July 24, 1862.
Colonel J. B. FRY, Chief of Staff:
The following has just been handed by Lieutenant Craighill, of United States Engineer Corps:
Captain CHARLES O. JOLINE,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Seventh Division, Army of the Ohio:
CAPTAIN: The importance of this position in a political and military point of view