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mander of the city, Colonel Burbank, by the order of Colonel W. W. Dickson, commanding the negro brigade.

The negroes of the city so far have turned out and labored very cheerfully when called on to do so.

Very respectfully,

N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

WASHINGTON, September 11, 1862.

Major-General BUELL, Nashville:

Mr. Thatcher, who brought me your note of the 6th instant, is not considered loyal. I had good proof of his deploy alt last winter in Saint Louis, and he was for months under the surveillance of the police. he is not worthy of any confidence.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

September 11, 1862.

Major-General BUELL, Bowling Green, Ky.:

Kirby Smith is in front of cincinnati with a force variously estimated from 15,000 to 30,000. Would it be possible for you to throw a force in his rear, say, on Somerset via Glasgow and Columbus, to move in connection with force now at Louisville?

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, September 11, 1862.

General C. C. GILBERT, Louisville, Ky.:

Hold troops in readiness to move on call. We think we have enough at present, with what you have started.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio September 11, 1862.

General C. C. GILBERT, Louisville, Ky.:

The infantry, one regiment of cavalry, and artillery of General Granger's division will be sent forward as soon as possible.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

LOUISVILLE, KY., September 11, 1862.

His Excellency ABRAHAM LINCOLN,

President United States:

General Wright's withdrawing the troops from this place and send