War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0487 Chapter XXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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transportation can bring all supplies from Bowling Green in less than three days. General Boyle thinks garrison now at Bowling Green and Munfordville should remain. General Gillbert and General Boyle both here, all working, and endeavoring to find a map of Covington and environs.

H. C. McDOWELL,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, September 5, 1862.

Governor MORTON:

Have ordered evacuation of Bowling Green and Munfordville if necessary to defense of Louisville or if threatened with attack. General Boyle just telegraphed arrival of Gilbert, and thinks enemy is marching toward Louisville; asks that you send promptly one or two more regiments. Can you do it? His information of enemy's movements not certain.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, September 5, 1862.

Colonel BENJAMIN P. RUNKLE, Butler, Ky.:

I wish your regiment and the Ninety-ninth to hold Falmouth if you can. Return to that point. first order to fall back on Covington was given in consequence of false information. See telegraph to Colonel Langworthy and be governed by it.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, September 5, 1862.

Governor TOD:

No more arrived volunteers for the protection of Cincinnati should be accepted. If men should be required I shall notify you. It would be very desirable to keep up organizations of volunteers, to be called out in case of necessity. No enemy this side of Cynthiana at 7 a. m.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, September 5, 1862.

Major General LEW. WALLACE, Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: The commanding general desires that you will authorize the resumption of all lawful business in this city, except the sale of liquor, until the hour of 4 o'clock p. m. daily; and all druggists, millers,