War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0923 Chapter XXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF KENTUCKY,

McCown's Ferry, Ky., October 7, 1862.

Brigadier General C. L. STEVENSON, Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: Your dispatches of to-day are received. The major-general commanding directs me to say that instructions have been already sent to stop the trains with provisions. He directs that you send General Buford across the Kentucky River, to the point in that direction of Hardinsville and Taylorsville. He will communicate and consult with Colonel Allston and continue to report to you.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. CUNNINGHAM,

Lieutenant and Acting Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF KENTUCKY,

Near McCown's Ferry, Ky., October 7, 1862.

Colonel THOMAS H. TAYLOR, Commanding, &c., en route:

SIR: General Smith directs that you join General Stevenson at Versailles by a forced march. He is threatened by the enemy in force from Frankfort. Send your wagons, excepting the ordnance and ambulance wagons, to Nicholasville. In case General Stevenson falls back toward this point there is a pike leading from the Versailles and Nicholasville which passes through Mortonsville and strikes the road about 4 or 5 miles this side of Versailles, by which you can join General Stevenson.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers PEGRAM,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF KENTUCKY,

Near McCown's Ferry, Ky., October 7, 1862.

Brigadier-General WITHERS, Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: Major-General Smith directs me to say to you that the enemy have crossed at Frankfort in large force. He is now concentrating his force at Versailles. He suggests that you would move up as soon as possible, sending word back for support. There has been firing in the direction of Lawrenceburg this morning.

Your obedient servant,

E. CUNNINGHAM,

lieutenant and Acting Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF KENTUCKY,

McCown's Ferry, Ky., October 7, 1862.

Colonel BENJAMIN ALLSTON,

Commanding Cavalry, near Lawrenceburg, Ky.:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs me to say that he has requested Generals Cheatham and Withers to halt their commands at Lawrenceburg until further orders. He directs you to cover their front. You will report to General Cheatham, who encamps near Salvisa to-night.

I am, colonel, your obedient servant,

E. CUNNINGHAM,

Lieutenant and Acting Aide-de-Camp.