War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0496 KY., M. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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encircled an I render communication with Lexington almost impossible. On the night before last the brigade of Reynolds, with Latrobe's battery, passed through Roger's Gap, and Churchill's division marched from Cumberland Ford to Barboursville, where the two commands will probably unite and then form a junction with Kirby Smith. Should you not hear from us again be assured that this command will perform its duty.

GEORGE W. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

By order:

N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant-Adjutant General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Louisville, Ky., September 8, 1862 - 11 a. m.

His Excellency President LINCOLN:

Intelligent persons who left Nashville on 6th instant say that nothing is known of Bragg's army in Tennessee. There is some conjecture that Bragg may joined the forces near Washington. My view of their plans is likely all wrong.

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General.