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General Wallace asks for a regiment ready to muster, but Colonel Seawell will delay it a month, until the State is overrun. Governor Robinson is anxious they be mustered, as General Wright is here.

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Numbers 1.

Louisville, Ky., August 23, 1862.

Pursuant to General Orders, Numbers 112, War Department, Washington, August 19, 1862, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Department of the Ohio, 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.

Headquarters for the present will be at Cincinnati, Ohio, where all the usual reports, returns, &c., will be sent.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding Department.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Numbers 2.

Louisville, Ky., August 23, 1862.

The following-named officers are announced as upon the staff of the major-general commanding the department, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly:

Major N. H. McLean, assistant adjutant-general and chief of staff.

Captain Charles W. Foster, assistant adjutant-general.

Captain Hiram S. Goodrich, assistant quartermaster.

Surg. F. M. Hiester, United States Volunteers.

Captain J. M. Rice, aide-de-camp.

Lieutenant T. L. Hayden, aide-de-camp.

Lieutenant H. W. Hubbell, aide-de-camp.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding Department.

LOUISVILLE, KY., August 23, 1862-2.15 p.m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK:

I arrived here this morning, and ought to remain several days, as my presence here is more important than at Cincinnati. Reports of advances of the enemy, by way of Burkesville and Barboursville are rife and I can better learn the truth and make the necessary disposition of troops from here than at Cincinnati.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding Department.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, August 23, 1862.

Major General HORATIO G. WRIGHT,

Commanding Department of the Ohio:

GENERAL: The reason why I advised against establishing your head-