War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0508 KY., M. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 11, 1862.

Major-General WRIGHT, Cincinnati, Ohio:

Governor Robinson reports that you are intending to remove the troops at Louisville to cincinnati, and he and others protest against it. If possible do not abandon Louisville, for with it we lose Kentucky. I have no desire to interfere with your details, but we ought not to lose Louisville. Please answer where your troops are and what you intend to do.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

CINCINNATI, OHIO, September 11, 1862-11 p. m.

General H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief:

I had no intention of abandoning Louisville or leaving it without strong protection. Cincinnati is seriously threatened,while the former is not. Two regiments only have been withdrawn from Louisville, Leaving there-three regiments of infantry, two of cavalry,and three complete and two incomplete batteries, to which should be added four or five more regiments and ten guns ordered in from Lebanon. It may be necessary to draw still further upon this force, but Louisville will be made safe.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. OF THE ARMY, ADJT. General 'S OFFICE,

Numbers 235. Washington, September 11, 1862.

I. Brigadier General W. E. Woodruff, United States Volunteers, will report in person without delay to Major-General Wright,at Cincinnati, Ohio.

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By command of Major-General Halleck:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, ARMY OF THE OHIO,

September 12, 1862.

General BUELL:

Paine's division has arrived, General Palmer in command Scouts reports that a portion of Forrest's cavalry is now at the month of Stone River, at Nel's Bend, with the two pieces of artillery of which we have heard so much. I think he can be captured, and think of sending out an expedition for that purpose to-morrow night.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

LOUISVILLE, KY., September 12, 1862.

Colonel STAGE:

Large portion of Buell's army is now at Bowling Green; more following. Buell himself still at Nashville. Bragg's advance said to be at