War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0354 KY.,M. AND E. TENN.,N. ALA.,AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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Drove off the workmen at the tunnel. They have a force near Glasgow threatening Green [River] Bridge. I believe all those forces small, though stated in large figures to me. The diversion is in favor of Kirby Smith, who will enter with large force and gain rear of Morgan.

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General.

LOUISVILLE, August 16, 1862-12.20 p. m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Sent to General Halleck dispatch of General Morgan. I feel there is more truth in rebel movements than heretofore. I need re-enforcements. I need two batteries of artillery. I have two, one of them just mounted and equipped from garrison at West Point, mouth of Salt River. Governor Tod has not sent a soldier to the State. Can the twelve-months' men furnish their horses, pay for equipments, and get here? I cannot get horses by seizing in time. I have called on Colonel Swords for more horses. Secessionists run horses off and sell for what they can get.

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

WASHINGTON, D. C., August 16, 1862.

General BOYLE, Louisville, Ky.:

Governor Tod has been directed to distribute the Ohio troops as may be directed or authorized by General Buell.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

CUMBERLAND GAP, August 16, 1862.

Colonel FRY:

Smith is advancing by way of Big Creek and Huntsville.

MORGAN.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 16, 1862.

General MORGAN, Cumberland Gap:

Hold your position and trust to other troops to open your communications.

D. C. BUELL.

FRANKFORT, KY., August 16, 1862.

(Received Washington, August 16, 11.30 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Legislature in session. Governor Magoffin has resigned. James F. Robinson, of Scott, is elected speaker of the senate and becomes Governor of Kentucky. He is a faithful, uncompromising Union man. Pray inform the President.

JNumbers W. FINNELL,

Adjutant-General.