prisoners taken at Old Vernon I learned that he fears nothing but mounted infantry. He evidently will move toward upper waters of the Ohio, and has said that Camp Chase will furnish him some recruits.
J. H. BURKHAM,
NEW ALBANY, July 13, 1863.
GENERAL: A skirmish occurred at Pekin, in which we killed 1, wounded 5, and took 20 prisoners. The balance fled for the river, southwest. We have constant communication with Salem.
The above just received.
THOS. W. FRY,
Surgeon, U. S. Volunteers.
SUNMAN, IND., July 13, 1863-9.30.
Was ordered to Lawrenceburg from Indianapolis, and then to report to you. Rebels said to be advancing in force to cut Indianapolis and Cincinnati Railroad at this place. Have been skirmishing with their advance. Am in line of battle. Think it is a small force for the purpose of destroying the railroad. Will come on to Lawrenceburg tonight and await orders there.
JULY 13, 1863-1.45.
Commander of Gunboats at Lawrenceburg:
Have two of your gunboats move up here at once.
A. E. BURNSIDE,
JULY 13, 1863-2.15.
Major KEITH, Hamilton:
From information received, it is advancing either on this place or Hamilton. Keep the roads in the direction of Harrison well picketed, and send frequent reports to these headquarters. Notify the people along the line of the road who have no occasion to use their horses to hide them away.
A. E. BURNSIDE,
HAMILTON, OHIO, July 13, 1863-6.30 p.m.
GENERAL: Enemy's advance came through New Haven about 4 o'clock. New Haven is 16 miles from here. At that place they divided, part coming this way and part going farther west. I have about 600 men, but only about 400 armed. Will fight to the last.