War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0751 Chapter XXXV. MORGAN'S OHIO RAID.

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INDIANAPOLIS, July 14, 1863.

(Received 6.05.)

General BURNSIDE:

There are two regiments at Lawrenceburg that can be put on steamers and sent up the river to intercept Morgan and prevent his crossing the Ohio, or protect Cincinnati.

O. P. MORTON,

JULY 14, 1863-7.30 p. m.

Governor MORTON, Indianapolis:

Am much obliged for your dispatch. The force I have now in pursuit, I think, will be sufficient, and General Hascall has arrived with his command, so I do not think I shall need the two regiments from Lawrenceburg.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

JULY 14, 1863.

Governor TOD, Columbus, Ohio:

Your dispatch received. Information received at these headquarters indicates that Morgan is in the vicinity of Batavia, making for the river. I do not think he intends t go to Chillicothe, but your precautions are very good. I am much obliged to you for the movement, and will inform you of the movements of the enemy from to time.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

JULY 14, 1863.

General WHITE, Catlettsburg:

Morgan made a raid into Indiana and Ohio, and is making for the Ohio River, near Ripley. He may be kept from crossing by the gunboats, and he may go above to cross. I will keep you posted. Look out for him. General Hobson is but 10 miles in his rear with a large cavalry force. They both camped in Clermont Country, Ohio, last night. We hope to catch. him.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

(Send notice by couriers to intermediate places.)

JULY 14, 1863.

Colonel BENJAMIN P. RUNKLE, Present:

Having been ordered by Major-General Burnside to report of me for duty it is hereby ordered that you proceed without deadly to Marietta, Ohio, and there assist Colonel W. R. Putnam in the organization, care, and discipline of the State militia forces who may report to him for duty, in obedience to my proclamation of the 12th instant, a copy of which is herewith handed you. If from disability or any other cause, Colonel Putnam should fail to attend o the trust, you will then take exclusive charge of the matter, and be governed in your action by the terms of said proclamation.

Respectfully,

DAVID TOD,

Governor.