War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0470 KY., M. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, September 1, 1862:

Governor ROBINSON and Governor MORTON, Louisville, Ky.:

I have telegraphed to General Schofield to ascertain if he can spare any batteries. I will await his reply.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Lexington, Ky., September 1, 1862.

Colonel LANGWORTHY,

Ninety-ninth Regiment Ohio Volunteers, Paris, Ky.:

Impress the horses. Use loyal citizens for information. Be vigilant Throw up what defenses you can and hold your post at all hazards.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

No. 6. Cincinnati, Ohio, September 1, 1862.

I. Major Charles L. Kilburn, commissary of subsistence, U. S. Army, is hereby appointed a member or the department staff, and announced as chief of subsistence department.

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By command of Major-General Wright:

N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

NASHVILLE, TENN., September 2, 1862 - 1.55 p. m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief:

My whole will be at Murfreesborough on the 5th, as I advised you. This move becomes necessary, both to accumulate from our extended lines a force sufficient to meet the force of the enemy threatening to advance on this city and to open our communications, now effectually closed. The condition of affairs in Kentucky seems to render something more absolutely necessary. I believe Nashville can be held and Kentucky rescued. What I have will be sufficient here with the defense that are being prepared, and I propose to move with the removements of the enemy from Chattanooga are still somewhat obscure, screened as they are by the mountains between us. That Bragg crossed the river with a force of 45,000 or 50,000 men is beyond question. He