War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0473 Chapter XXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, September 2, 1862.

Major General HORATIO G. WRIGHT, Louisville, Ky.:

At Covington, Ninety-sixth Ohio, full regiment, armed and equipped, and about 800 men, armed, belonging to independent companies; also two companies Eighteenth United States Infantry; the One hundred and fourth Regiment expected to-night and the Eighty-ninth in the morning.

In Newport there are 400 armed men, independent companies. I have sent for report of strength at Newport Barracks.

There are about three independent armed companies in Cincinnati. The Quartermaster-General of Ohio telegraphs that all troops at Camp Dennison will be armed and supplies with ammunition to-day, and General Judah reports that at Camp Dennison the Eighty-third has seven companies; Seventy-ninth, seven companies; One hundred and sixth, five companies; One hundred and eighth, seven companies; all available when armed.

N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, September 2, 1862.

Major General HORATIO G. WRIGHT, Louisville, Ky.:

Colonel Langworthy, Ninety-ninth, Ohio, and Colonel Runkle, Forty-fifth Ohio, await orders at Famounth, Ky. I have instructed them, if threatened by overwhelming force, to retreat toward Covington.

N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, September 2, 1862.

Major General HORATIO G. WRIGHT, Louisville, Ky.:

The Fiftieth, Seventy-ninth, Eighty-ninth, Ohio hundred and sixth, One hundred and eighth, Camp Dennison; equipments and ammunition; will average 750 strong; can be in Cincinnati in twenty-four hours. The One hundred and first, One hundred and second, One hundred and third all full to-morrow or early next day.

N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, September 2, 1862.

Major General HORATIO G. WRIGHT, Louisville, Ky.:

The river is very low and crossing consequently slow. Had I not better throw the troops across from Camp Dennison as fast as possible? I have ordered General Judah to send on or two companies to guard bridges between Camp Dennison and Cincinnati.

N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.