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Tennessee and that Kentucky will be invaded. Such is my opinion. The enemy had four brigades at Tazewell on yesterday and additional force was expected.

GEORGE W. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General.

(Same to Secretary of War.)

CUMBERLAND GAP, August 10, 1862.

Major-General BUELL:

Reliable intelligence just receive from --- and --- at Knoxville that the enemy has 60,000 at that place and that additional troops are arriving. The enemy is advancing upon Kentucky. The troops come from Virginia and Georgia. Is it not probable that Richmond and Chattanooga are about to be evacuated? Please regard as secret the names of --- and ---.

GEORGE W. MORGAN.

(Same to Secretary of War.)

HUNTSVILLE, ALA., August 10, 1862-5.10 p.m.

Major-General HALLECK:

General Morgan telegraphs me reliable intelligence, just received from persons whom he does not wish named, that enemy has 60,000 men at Knoxville and that additional troops are arriving. The enemy is advancing on Kentucky. The troops come from Virginia and Georgia. He asks is it not probable that Richmond and Chattanooga are evacuated. It is true that the main force has been moved east from Chattanooga.

D. C. BUELL,

Major-General, Commanding.

LOUISVILLE, August 10, 1862-10.10 p.m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

CUMBERLAND GAP, 10th.

Brigadier-General BOYLE:

If possible, re-enforce Richmond and London. The enemy has from 12,000 to 15,000 in my front and 60,000 at Knoxville. He will probably invade Kentucky by way of Jamestown and Big Creek Gap.

GEORGE W. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

LOUISVILLE, August 10, 1862-10 p.m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

I send dispatch just received from General Morgan at Cumberland Gap. Have sent to Governor Morton and Governor Tod. It is physically impossible for the rebels to have the force spoken of. Sent this dispatch to General Buell.

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General.