War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0456 KY., M. AND. E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 30, 1862 - 12.30 p. m.

Major-General WRIGHT, Cincinnati, Ohio:

The relief of General Morgan and the holding of Cumberland Gap are deemed of the first importance.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, August 30, 1862.

Major General WILLIAM NELSON, Lexington, Ky.:

Adjutant-General Finnell, at Frankfort, telegraphs that Morgan is at Glasgow,and expresses apprehension that Frankfort may be attacked. I have authorized him to call upon you for a regiment, or more if required, in case Morgan advances that way. Please send the necessary force on call.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

LOUISVILLE, KY., August 30, 1862.

Major-General WRIGHT:

Morgan is at Glasgow, with from 1,200 to 1,500 men and no artillery. What is to keep him from possession of Lebanon if all the forces are moved away? Colonel Bruce says one full regiment can protect the men at work on the tunnel.

One of my scouts reports rebel force at Sparta, Tenn., of considerable strength. They may come in force by that route and secure position in good foraging country.

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General.

LOUISVILLE, August 30, 1862.

Major-General WRIGHT:

Orders are sent for 5,000 boxes assorted ammunition to be sent to Nashville, and they wish two or more regiments to guard it overland from Bowling Green. What shall be done? You have statement of forces as far as ascertained. Morgan is still at Glasgow. News from above not good. Governor Morton promises more regiments to-morrow. Governor Yates sends none.

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, August 30, 1862.

Major General WILLIAM NELSON, Lexington, Ky.:

General Boyle reports Morgan at Glasgow with 1,200 to 1,500 men, without cannon. One of his scouts reports a considerable force at Sparta, Tenn. Morgan may have designs on Munfordville or Lebanon.