War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0874 KY., M. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF KENTUCKY,

Lexington, Ky., September 25, 1862.

Colonel ARCH. GRACIE, Commanding Posts:

COLONEL: You will direct Colonel Stovall with his battalion, as much of Hanvey's battery as can be gotten ready, and the cavalry of Hiliard's Legion, to proceed with at least three day's rations to Winchester; from thence Colonel Stovall will send the cavalry in the direction of Irvine to watch the enemy should he approach that way, and instruct the commanding officer to report frequently. Colonel Stavall will await at Winchester further instruction from the commanding general.

By command of Major General E. Kirby Smith:

JNumbers PEGRAM,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF KENTUCKY,

LEXINGTON, KY., September 25, 1862.

Colonel B. W. DUKE,

Commanding Cavalry, Falmouth, Ky.:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 24th instant,* and to thank you for the vigilance and activity you have displayed. He will re-enforce your command by an addition of six companies to-morrow. The general moved to Mount Sterling to-day, to which point you will directly communicate with him. The general moved to-day. He instructs me to say should you find it impossible to provide for your command in its present position you can fall back to Cynthiana or some intermediate point between Falmouth and that place, but he deems it important that you should keep as far to the front as practicable, and see that your scouts and vedettes are active and vigilant.

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Inspector-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF KENTUCKY,

Lexington, Ky., September 25, 1862.

Brigadier General A. BUFORD, Lexington, Ky.:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you will detail from your command six companies of cavalry, lightly equipped, who will proceed early to-morrow and report to Colonel Duke at his headquarters at or near Falmouth.

I am, general, &c., your obedient servant,

GEORGE WN. BRENT,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Inspector-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF KENTUCKY,

Lexington, Ky., September 25, 1862.

Colonel GEORGE G. GARNER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Bardstown, Ky.:

COLONEL: I am instructed by the major-general commanding to say to you that Brigadier-General Cleburne with his command has been or

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