War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0314 KY., M. AND E.TENN., N.ALA., AND SW.VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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is quiet as usual, and we are prepared for the enemy whenever he may show himself to us.

Latest intelligence.-John Morgan was at Sparta. I notified you some time since that the enemy was collecting a large wagon train at Knoxville, but you were confident that the preparation was for Chattanooga, while in fact the enemy had them collected to come this way. It is certain that his forces are concentrating at Knoxville from Virginia and the direction of Chattanooga.

GEORGE W. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

The above dispatch was received by General Boyle from General G. W. Morgan, Cumberland Gap, dated August 11, 1862.

H. C. McDOWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copy furnished General Buell.)

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 12, 1862.

Major-General BUELL,

Huntsville, Ala.:

My dispatch had reference to all operations against Morgan where any officer failed to do his duty. If the enemy are concentrating in East Tennessee you must move there and break them up. Go wherever the enemy is.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 12, 1862.

Major-General BUELL,

Huntsville, Ala.:

All new troops raised in Ohio and Indiana are placed at your disposal till further orders.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 12, 1862.

Governor TOD,

Columbus, Ohio:

General Buell is authorized to dispose of all the troops raised in Ohio till further orders.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

(Same to Governor Morton, Indianapolis, in regard to Indiana troops.)

WASHINGTON, August 12, 1862.

Major-General BUELL,

Huntsville:

GENERAL: I deem it my duty to write to you confidentially that the administration is greatly dissatisfied with the slowness of your operations,