War of the Rebellion: Serial 030 Page 0051 CORRESPONDENCE,ETC._UNION. Chapter XXXII.

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at various points. Gilbert reports that his supply train for troops ordered to Jamestown has been called for by you for your army, and advises that the force go no farther than Columbia for the present. I have approved this, directing him to get up his supply train with all dispatch. Am expecting report of his progress this morning, and will advise you.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major_General, Commanding.

CINCINNATI, November 14, 1862.

General ROSECRANS:

There regiments of infantry, one of cavalry, and four pieces of artillery will reach Campbellsville to-day and Columbia to-morrow or Bowling Green. Please have orders ready for them. It is the desire of the General-in-Chief that they go to East Tennessee, as many must take wagons from Louisville, or can they be supplied at Nashville or elsewhere?

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, November 14, 1862.

Brig. Gen. J. T. BOYLE,

Commanding, &c., Louisville, Ky.:

GENERAL: Several letters from citizens of Kentucky, on the subject

of losses occasioned by the late rebel raids into the State, and suggesting that the losses be remunerated by assessments upon disloyal residents, which were referred by you to this department, have been received. There being no power vested in a department commander to levy contributions on disloyal persons in a loyal State for the purpose of reimbursing losses suffered by loyal citizens from the rebels, the subject has been referred to the War Department, with recommendations that such power should be conferred, and until instructions touching the matter are received no action in such cases can be taken.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, November 14, 1862.

Brig. Gen. J. T. BOYLE,

Commanding, Louisville, Ky.:

GENERAL: The letter from the medical director's office in Louisville, dated the 9th instant, to Dr. J. W. Colescott, surgeon in charge of the United States Marine Hospital at that place, stating that the hospital was needed for the hospital department of the army, which was referred by you to these headquarters, has been received; also a letter from the acting medical director at Louisville, of the same date, to you, requesting that some dwelling-house large enough to accommodate the various men in the Marine Hospital be placed at his disposal. I understand