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ment for the purpose. Where is Colonel Shackelford's cavalry? Can't it be used for the purpose?

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, September 19, 1862.

Brigadier General G. CLAY SMITH,

Hdqrs. Second Div., Two-Mile House, near Covington, Ky.:

General A. J. Smith has been appointed to succeed Major-General Wallace in command of the forces near Covington and Newport, Ky Make you reports to and receive orders from him.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

(Copy sent by mail.)

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, September 19, 1862.

Gov. DAVID TOD, Columbus, Ohio:

Western Virginia is attached to Department of the Ohio. Please send immediately what Ohio troops are in the vicinity of Gallipolins and Point Gallipolis, according to stations of Gallipolis and Point Pleasant to re-enforce Colonel Lightburn at Point Pleasant or Gallipolis, according to stations of troops of troops and position that may be taken up.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

COLUMBUS, OHIO, September 19, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Ex-Governor Deninson is in Cincinnati to keep me advised of movements at that place. I have this moment received from him the following dispatch:

Recommended here (General Wright concurring) that you request authority from secretary of War to organize here immediately regiment ninety day's enlistment, unless sooner discharged, for provost duty and defense generally in Cincinnati.

W. DENNISON,

I have to advise that you authorize me at my discretion to do so.

DAVID TOD.

LOUISVILLE, KY., September 19, 1862.

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

The take of Kentucky is hanging in the balance and the army of Buell is in imminent peril. Movements here are of the greatest importance. Nelson comprehends the whole theater. Do not order him away.

JAS. F. ROBINSON.

J. J. CRITTENDEN.

GARRETT DAVIS.

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