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[CHAP. XXXI.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, October 12, 1862.

Gov. DAVID TOD, Columbus, Ohio:

Please send three regiments to Perkersburg, the senior officer to report, by telegraph, to Major-General Cox, at Point Pleasant, unless a general officer be present. The other regiments now ready should at once be sent here to report to me.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, October 13, 1862.

General MEIGS, Quartermaster-General:

GENERAL: Complaint is made by General McClellan of the inadequate supply of cavalry horses for his command. Your authority has been for a long time unrestricted in that regard, and you are expected to spare no effort to procure an adequate supply. You will please report what efforts to procure an adequate supply. You will please report what efforts have been made, and are now making, by your department for that purpose, and whether any, and what, authority, aid, or instructions can be given by the Secretary of War to accomplish the object.

Yours, truly,

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington City, October 13, 1862.

P. H. WATSON, Esq.,

Assistant Secretary of War:

SIR: Please say to the Secretary of War that, in advance of a fuller report, I find, by information on my table, that there were issued, according to the reports, from this depot--

Horses. Mules.

On October 9 412 186

On October 10 382 160

On October 11 427 311

On October 12 357 54

Total. 1,578 711

in four days, to the army of General McClellan, including that part of it in front of Washington.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C.,

October 13, 1862-10.07 a.m.

Major-General McClellan:

Your telegram in regard to supplies has been referred to the Quartermaster-General, and he replies that everything asked for has been sent