War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0284 KY.,M. AND E.TENN.,N.ALA., AND SW.VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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LOUISVILLE, August 7, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

Eight hundred horses here and coming in faster then they an be forwarded; 42 sent to Nashville yesterday and 70 go to-night; 325 brought from Indiana for Second Indiana Cavalry have been sent, which has interfered with sending others. Do not know how many on hand at Nashville.

T. SWORDS,

Colonel.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE OHIO, Decherd, Tenn.,

August 7, 1862.

Major-General BUELL, Huntsville, Ala.:

Have examined the ground immediately around the depot. It will require a regiment to defend the place. Shall I telegraphed to Nashville for tools to construct the intrenchments? General Wood informs me he has but very few intrenching tools.

GEO. H. THOMAS.

HUNTSVILLE, August 7, 1862.

Major-General THOMAS:

Yes; telegraph for the tools and complete the works so as to be defensible at the earliest moment. You may have to march any day. Have you sent a brigade up the Tracy City road yet?

D. C. BUELL.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE OHIO, Decherd, Tenn.,

August 7, 1862.

Major-General BUELL, Huntsville, Ala.:

Two discharged rebel soldiers reached this place to-day direct from Richmond via Chattanooga. They report the rebels leaving Chattanooga in large numbers on the Tennessee Railroad. They understood that they were assembling at Cleveland. The report corresponds with information gained by General Schoepf, who was informed also that the enemy had put three regiments across the river at Chattanooga, but withdrew them as soon as they commenced to move on the railroad. These men report that they crossed at Chattanooga in the night and came to Cowan through the mountains, but saw no parties of the enemy on this side of the river.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

No. 40.

In Camp, Huntsville, Ala., August 7, 1862.

The use of specie by any person in the purchase of cotton or other products of the country within the limits of Tennessee and Alabama is forbidden, except for the purpose of making change in sums less than the smallest United States Treasury note. Violation of this order will