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HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE OHIO,

Decherd, Tenn., August 10, 1862.

Major-General BUELL,

Huntsville:

Dispatch received. Have sent orders to General Schoepf to have a strong reconnaissance made in his front. Will telegraph Generals Smith and Nelson.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE OHIO,

Decherd, Tenn., August 10, 1862.

Colonel MINOR MILLIKEN,

Commanding First Ohio Cavalry:

COLONEL: Inclosed please find orders from Headquarters Army of the Ohio for cavalry expedition in the direction of New Market.

Your instructions are very explicit concerning the ground over which you are to march. The general directs that in all matters connected with the expedition you carry out the instructions of the general commanding.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. E. FLYNT,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

DECHERD, August 10, 1862.

Brigadier General WILLIAM S. SMITH,

Tullahoma:

General Buell telegraphs that General Morgan thinks our movements have changed the plans of the enemy, and that they are moving in the direction of McMinnville. Please send word to Nelson to be on his guard and send me all the information you can get of their movements.

McCook telegraphed me a few days since that the enemy had left Chattanooga, except a small force, and gone to Bean's Station, about 25 miles northeast of Knoxville. I have the same from another source. I send this for information.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

LOUISVILLE, August 10, 1862.

Major-General BUELL:

I have ordered time and again that the stockades be built and other defenses made. I will have to go in person to attend to it unless you will send Captain Gilbert for that purpose. Can you not spare Captain Gilbert for that purpose? There is no man in Kentucky who knows how to do the work.

J. T. BOYLE.

CUMBERLAND GAP, August 10, 1862.

Colonel J. B. FRY:

There are rumors from Tazewell and Clinton of the evacuation of Chattanooga. It is said that there is a very large rebel force in East