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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, October 23, 1862.

Governor TOD, Columbus, Ohio:

Directions were given some time ago, by order of the Secretary of War, to have the evacuation of Cumberland Gap by General Morgan investigated. Until this is done he should remain with his command.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

LOUISVILLE, KY., October 23, 1862 - 9 a. m.

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

Governor Johnson, by messenger, requests me to beg that you send General G. W. Morgan, with his division, to Nashville, or that you will at least order the East Tennessee troops there.

J. T. BOYLE,

Brigadier-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., October 23, 1862.

General BOYLE, Louisville, Ky.:

General Wright's report is waited for before orders can be given in regard to General Morgan's command.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WASHINGTON, D. C., October 23, 1862.

Major-General ROSECRANS, Corinth, Miss.:

You will immediately repair to Cincinnati, where you will receive orders. Telegraph your arrival. Go with the least possible delay.

H. W. HALLECK.

HEADQUARTERS,

Cincinnati, Ohio, October 23, 1862 - 10.30 p. m.

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

General Cox's advance has reached Red House, on the Kanawha, opposite Putnam Court-House. Colonel Lightburn, in command, reports three pieces of the enemy's artillery 3 miles above in position, and that the rebel force at Charleston is 10,000 strong. General Cox is hurrying his forces forward as fast as he can.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, October 23, 1862.

Colonel C. G. HAWLEY,

Commanding 117th Regiment Ohio Vol. Infty., Portsmouth, Ohio:

COLONEL: You will proceed with such portion of your regiment as has been mustered into the service of the United Stated and co-operate with the Home Guards of Kentucky in clearing that part of the State