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ment of the Ohio, consisting of the States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Kentucky, including Cumberland Gap and the forces there. He will immediately assume command.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. General 'S OFFICE,

Numbers 112.

Washington, August 19, 1862.

I. The Department of the Ohio, hereby created, will be composed of the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Kentucky east of the Tennessee River, and including Cumberland Gap and the troops operating in its vicinity.

II. Major General H. G. Wright is assigned to the command of the Department of the Ohio.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, August 20, 1862.

Major-General BUELL, Huntsville, Ala.:

Kentucky and the States north of it have been made into a separate department and General Wright assigned to the command. This does not affect Tennessee or your army operating in that State and against Chattanooga, but includes all troops now in Kentucky. You, however, will continue the general direction of affairs in that State till General Wright arrives and assumes command. He will first visit the Governors of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois to consult about raising troops.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 20, 1862.

J. B. ANDERSON, Nashville:

What is the practicability of getting supplies by the river to Clarksville; thence by wagons and the Charlotte road? Or could we haul from the Harpeth Shoals?

D. C. BUELL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Huntsville, August 20, 1862.

J. B. ANDERSON, Nashville:

I shall put a force on the road and it must positively be repaired in less time. Can the work be expedited by sending the Engineer troops? Which road is the easiest to guard and keep open?

D. C. BUELL.