War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0475 Chapter XXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Louisville, Ky., September 2, 1862.

Gov. RICHMOND YATES, Springfield, Ill.:

It is of the last importance that fifteen regiments be sent from Illinois at once. Seize all transportation and send them forward as fast as possible. Days lost now will take weeks and months to restore.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Louisville, Ky., September 2, 1862.

Brigadier-General WARD,

Commanding United States Forces, Munfordville, Ky.:

The Sixteenth Kentucky Regiment and one Illinois regiment are ordered to join you and will probably reach you to-day. Construct defenses, seizing tools if necessary for this purpose, and make every preparation for a good defense.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Louisville, Ky., September 2, 1862.

Gov. RICHARD YATES, Spingfield, Ill.:

It is of the utmost importance that all forces in your control be sent to this city immediately. Unitedly we urge every effort in your power.

H. G. WRIGHT,

General, Commanding Department of Ohio.

ROBINSON,

Governor of Kentucky.

MORTON,

Governor of Indiana.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Louisville, Ky., September 2, 1862.

Major N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Cincinnati, Ohio:

General Wallace has been instructed to order the two Ohio regiments to stop at Falmouth unless threatened by superior forces, and then to fall back on Covington. Your dispatch regarding Ohio troops received. They must come in as fast as possible.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

LOUISVILLE, KY., September 2, 1862 - 9.45 p. m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

The opera or at Lexington has just bid good-by. He says the enemy were within 3 miles at 7 this evening. The loss of Lexington is the loss