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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, August 30, 1862.

Governor TOD, Columbus, Ohio:

Have just received dispatch from Richmond that there has been a severe battle between our forces and the enemy's in advance of Richmond and General Cruft's call for immediate re-enforcements. have ordered forward troops at Lexington. Enemy's strength not known, but said by General Cruft to be in large force. Please hurry on your troops armed and with supply of ammunition. We may want them.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, August 30, 1862.

Gov. J. F. ROBINSON, Frankfort, Ky.:

The intelligence I have is not on the whole unfavorable, and hope therefore the news you have received is exaggerated. I have done everything possible to hasten forward troops. Two regiments have gone on to-night.

If Nelson is in the condition you think him he would certainly have notified me. Have had several telegrams from Lexington to-night, none of which refer at all to any such state of things. Large re-enforcements have been sent from Lexington.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, August 30, 1862.

Gov. OLIVER P. MORTON, Indianapolis, Ind.:

When and how fast can regiments and batteries be forwarded from your State? Let them all go to Louisville as fast as transportation to that point is available. Buell seems to be in a tight place, and a force for his relief must be collected the soonest possible. The troops must do the they can without tents till supply can be obtained.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

(Same to Gov. Richard Yates, Illinois.)

JACKSON, MICH., August 30, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

I have received the following dispatch from Cincinnati August 30:

General Halleck telegraphs me that some regiments from your State were ordered East. Please send rest of quota here as fast as possible. We want troops in Kentucky at once. Let me know how many regiments, I may expect from your State and when; also whether any artillery.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.