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an army to advance or shift position whilst a truce is pending that they inaugurated.

Major Smith will accompany this, who was in command of the lieutenant and his men.

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers A. WHARTON,

Colonel, Commanding First Cavalry Brigade.

[Indorsement.]

Major-General BUELL:

I promised Colonel Wharton that I would inquire into the case of the capture of the lieutenant and the 10 men yesterday and would send him an answer after reaching camp. Please say whether they are to be retained permanently or not.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, October 4, 1862.

General GEORGE W. MORGAN,

Greenupsburg, via Portsmounth, Ohio:

I congratulate you and your command on your successful march through the rebel country surrounded by the rebel forces. I want your command here, and unless I am otherwise instructed to-day will send the order. How can you come? The river is too low for boats, and the railroad transportation is very limited, not exceeding one regiment a day. If in condition for doing so you can reach this point sonnet by marching.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, October 4, 1862.

Major General HORATIO G. WRIGHT, Cincinnati, Ohio:

I advise that General Morgan's force be immediately sent to Point Pleasant, to operate against the enemy on the Kanawha.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

CINCINNATI, OHIO, October 4, 1862-10 a.m.

(Received 12 m.)

Major-General HALLECK, General-in-Chief:

I propose bringing General Morgan's force here, where I have no old regiments. Five new regiments from Ohio ought to be ready within a week, which can go to Western Virginia, where there are old troops already. Are there any objections to this arrangement? Please answer at once.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.