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HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE OHIO,

Athens, Ala., August 1, 1862.

Lieutenant-Colonel LISTER, Thirty-first Ohio:

You are directed by Major-General Thomas to march with your command direct to Winchester, Tenn., via Hazel Green. You will also take command of the two companies of Fourteenth Ohio Volunteers (Captain Eckles) and two companies Tenth Indiana, marching. one day in rear of Third Brigade, drawing from the depot commissary and assistant quartermaster at this point six days' rations and forage. Should Colonel Lister not arrive to-day Captain Eckles will march with his command and the two companies of the Tenth Indiana, agreeably to the above instructions.

By order of Major-General Thomas:

[GEO. E. FLYNT,]

Assistant Adjutant-General, Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE OHIO,

Athens, Ala., August 1, 1862.

Brigadier General ROBERT L. McCOOK,

Commanding Third Brigade:

GENERAL: You are directed by Major-General Thomas to send your brigade train to Athens and draw rations and forage sufficient to give you six days' rations from the time of marching.

You will leave your present camp on the 3rd instant and follow the road taken by the cavalry and artillery to Decherd, Tenn., where you will encamp your brigade and await the orders of the general commanding.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

[GEO. E. FLYNT,]

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

CUMBERLAND GAP, August 1, 1862.

Major-General BUELL:

GENERAL: I regard it necessary that one or two more companies of artillery be sent here immediately. If Andrews' battery is still at the month of Salt River can it be ordered here?

GEORGE W. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Knoxville, August 1, 1862.

Brigadier General GEORGE W. MORGAN,

Commanding United States Forces, Cumberland Gap:

GENERAL: It has been reported to me that by your orders peaceable citizens without your lines have been arrested on account of their political opinions and are now held as prisoners.

Since assuming command in this department I have arrested but 7 persons for political offenses and of these 6 have been released.