War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0745 Chapter XXXV. MORGAN'S OHIO RAID.

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JULY 13, 1863.

Captain A. M. PENNOCK,

Commandant Naval Station, Cairo, Ill.:

SIR: Was my telegram of the 11th, from Louisville, received? Have been following upon Morgan's right flank, as near as I can judge of his position. I think I have prevented him from striking the river where he intrenched to-Springfield and Victory. Intercepted 1,500 of his re-enforcements at Twelve-Mile Island; 45 got across, 39 were captured; also 40 horses; rest retreated back. My report by mail.

LEROY FITCH,

Lieutenant-Commander.

[For the admiral.]

COLUMBUS, July 13, 1863.

General BURNSIDE:

Governor Morton advises me that Morgan is invading Ohio, and that he [Morton] has a large force subject to my order. Please instruct him what to do with his force.

DAVID TOD,

Governor.

CHICAGO, July 13, 1863.

General AMBROSE E. BURNSIDE:

I answer that I am heartily in favor of the declaration of martial law, as you suggest.

RICH'D YATES,

Governor.

JULY 13, 1863-6.20 p.m.

Governor TOD, Columbus, Ohio:

Please accept my thanks for your dispatch of last night. I have already communicated with General Willcox will regard to forces from Indiana.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

No. 114. Cincinnati, Ohio, July 13, 1863.

Martial law is hereby declared in the cities of Cincinnati, Covington, and Newport. All business will be suspended until further orders, and all citizens will be required to organize in accordance with the directions of the State and municipal authorities. The commanding general, convinced that no one whose services are necessary for the defense of these cities would care to leave now, places no restriction upon travel.

By command of Major-General Burnside:

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CLEVELAND, July 13, 1863.

Governor TOD:

Unless a general order is issued relieving telegraph operators from military service, the telegraph lines in the State will be inoperative for