War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0754 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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MAYSVILLE, July 15, 1863.-12.50 p. m.

Colonel RICHMOND:

Have received information the rebels camped 24 miles from Ripley, and moved this morning at 7 o'clock in direction of that place. Last heard from them within a mile of Ripley. I will move down and ascertain whether they design crossing at that place, but I shall also watch the road from Decatur to Maysville. They are reported over 4,000 strong.

MAHLON D. MANSON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CAMP DENNISON, July 15, 1863.

General BURNSIDE:

General Hobson has sent me word that he has no subsistence for his men, and that Morgan has left none on his route. I am preparing a train,t o send him 10,000 rations.

GEO. W. NEFF,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Military Commander.

CAMP DENNISON, July 15, 1863.

General BURNSIDE:

Messenger just in. Left General Hobson at Batavia at noon. Advance was in Williamsburg, about 5 miles beyond Georgetown, going in direction of Maysville or Ripley.

GEO. G. NEFF,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

CINCINNATI, July 15, 1863.

Colonel RUNKLE:

Was the bridge at Piketon destroyed, and is the river fordable at that point? How many mounted men can you start with?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

INDIAPOLIS, July 15, 1863.

General BURNSIDE:

The Indiana troops now in Ohio are composed almost entirely of farmers and business men, and their presence at home is much needed. I hope you will relieve them from duty as soon as it is consistent with the public safety.

O. P. MORTON,

Governor of Indiana.

[CINCINNATI], July 15, 1863.

Governor MORTON, Indianapolis:

You dispatch received, and I will order transportation for all Indiana troops at an early hour to-morrow morning. Would it not be well to send the company of cavalry from Union County directly to their homes from here?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.