War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0606 KY., M. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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I occupy Harrodsburg and am pushing the rear of the enemy, which is one hour in advance. Cannonading was heard in the direction of Lexington at this point two hours ago. You can ford everything a little distance above the bridge.

Respectfully,

E. GAY,

Chief of Cavalry.

[OCTOBER 11, 1862.]

General THOMAS:

Push one division, or whatever force further information may indicate to be necessary, across to the ford of Dick's river and put the rest of General Crittenden's corps across to the Harrodsburg and Danville road, so as to be in supporting distance if required. I understand the character of the country is such that you can move without regard to the roads until you get near Dick's River, when you will have to keep somewhat up toward Harrodsburg. Gilbert will follow and stop to-night at your present camp. Let me know what you do. I will be here to-night.

D. C. BUELL.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, October 11, 1862.

Brigadier General GEORGE W. MORGAN,

Commanding Division, Portland, Ohio:

How many Kentucky and Tennessee regiments have you in your command and are they good troops? Please answer at once, giving the designations of the regiments and their strength.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, October 11, 1862.

Brigadier General GEORGE W. MORGAN,

Commanding Division, Portland, Ohio:

Keep your command at Portland till you hear again from General Cox or myself, and get your stores, clothing, &c., as rapidly as possible.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

WAR DEPARTMENT, October 11, 1862 - 4 p. m.

General BOYLE, Louisville, KY.:

Please send any news you have from General Buell to-day.

A. LINCOLN.