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pressed, and directed that you send to him immediately what troops you could spare from Cincinnati. I cannot make the order more definite as to time or numbers.


WAR DEPARTMENT, October 31, 1862.


Nashville, Tenn., via Louisville, Ky.,:

Yours of the 29th received. I shall take it to General Halleck, but I already know it will be very inconvenient to take General Morgan's command from where it now is. I am glad to hear you speak hopefully for Tennessee. I sincerely hope Rosecrans may find it possible to do something for her. David Nelson, son of the M. C. of your State, regrets his father's final defection, and asks me for a situation. Do you know him? Could he be of service to you or to Tennessee in any capacity in which I could send him?


LOUISVILLE, KY., October 31, 1862.

Colonel A. STAGER:

A dispatch from General McCook to-night says Bragg is attempting by forced marches to reach Nashville ahead of our troops. A special states Bragg's intention is to push for Chattanooga for the purpose of advancing on Nashville. Has no provisions. Green River Bridge completed to-day.


Abstract from Return of the Department of the Ohio, Major General Horatio G. Wright, U. S. Army, commanding, for October 31, 1862.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate Aggregate

present. present



Army of Kentucky* 713 15,655 19,460 21,500

District of 287 9,478 11,981 12,963


District of West


Cumberland 262 6,344 7,389 9,441


Kanawha Division 155 4,696 6,014 7,498

District of the 271 6,452 7,281 8,169


Railroad Division 213 7,258 8,605 9,457

Total District of 981 25,450 29,208 34,565

West Virginia

Miscellaucous 478 11,690 13,639 16,237


Total Department 2,374 63,282 74,378 85,265

of the Ohio

Detachment of the

Army of the Ohio:

Tenth Division 240 6,933 7,969 10,076

Twelfth Division++ 328 9,272 10,300 11,951

Total Army of the 568 16,205 18,269 22,027


Grand total 2,940 79,487 92,487 107,292


*Approximate. For return of October 31, 1862, see p. 992.

+ No return for the Cheat Mountain District or from post of Ceredo.

++Last return received October 2.