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[CHAP. XXVIII.

disposed as follows: Seventy-first, Sixteenth, and Fifty-fifth Indiana, for a brigade under Colonel Lucas, are at Nicholasville, under orders to move to Richmond; the Sixty-sixth and Twelfth Indiana and Ninety-fifth Ohio are at Richmond, under Colonel Link. The Eighteenth Kentucky and Sixty-ninth Indiana are here under orders to move to Richmond. General Smith with Ninth Pennsylvania is at Lancaster. Jacob's regiment of cavalry will be here to-night. Send me all the troops possible. I fear that it is Kirby Smith that has come up. I will go to Richmond myself to-night.

W. NELSON,

Major-General.

LOUISVILLE, KY., August 24, 1862-12 p.m.

Major General WILLIAM NELSON, Lexington, Ky.:

You have all the cavalry under my orders that is available; more will be sent as fast as it can be got ready. Morgan estimates the force in his rear at 6,000. This at noon of the 20th. Every exertion has been and will continue to be made to increase your force by new regiments. The Governors report promptly to the urgent calls.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Louisville, Ky., August 24, 1862.

Colonel BENJAMIN P. RUNKLE,

Commanding Cynthiana, Ky.:

COLONEL: Your dispatch to General Royle received. Will send you the first cavalry available. Can you seize enough horses belonging to disloyal persons to mount, say, 100 of your men? How many persons have you arrested, and have you undoubted proof against them? Have no artillery to spare now. You can successfully repel any attack without it.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Louisville, Ky., August 24, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel S. BURBANK,

Military Commander, Cincinnati, Ohio:

COLONEL: Send all the troops arriving at Cincinnati to Lexington with all dispatch, to report to Major-General Nelson. Notify me by telegraph when each regiment leaves.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

LOUISVILLE, KY., August 24, 1862.

Lieutenant-Colonel BURBANK, Cincinnati, Ohio:

SIR: Hasten troops as fast as you can to Lexington. The Governor