War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0757 Chapter XXXV. MORGAN'S OHIO RAID.

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to do any good. Will leave for manchester an dup the river. There is no doubt but he most of Morgan's force staid last night near Locust Grover. He is moving by two columns.

MAHLON D. MANSON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CINCINNATI, July 16, 1863.

General MANSON:

Do you mean that his main force was moving toward Locust Grove? If so, he means to try to cross the Scioto at Piketon.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

CINCINNATI, July 16, 1863.

General MANSON, Portsmouth:

Are there plenty of gunboats at Portsmouth to protect the place? If not, ought not some of your force be left there? I truss to your own good judgment.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

JULY 16, 1863.

General MANSON, Portsmouth:

The force at Gallipolis is ample, I think, to keep Morgan from crossing there, and the report that Morgan is taking the back track is untrue. You will use your judgment in using your force to prevent crossing. Morgan still remains at Jackson, with Runkel's militia at Berlin, and Judah probably ont eh road from Jackson to Gallipolis. Hobson's advance has passed Piketon. I trust the movement of your force to your good judgment.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

JULY 16, 1863.

Military Commander, Portsmouth:

General Judah ought to have arrived at your place, with cavalry force, before this. Say to him, on his arrival, that the advance of the enemy was reported by telegram from Piketon to have been within 3 miles of Jasper. Communication is now broken off with Piketon. It is more than likely that the enemy will move to Gallipolis, if the succeeds in crossing the river at Piketon. Show this dispatch to General Judah, on his arrival. Let him act accordingly.

A. G. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

CAMP DENNISON, July 16, 1863.

General BURNSIDE:

Messenger just in from Batavia reports that a bearer of dispatch sent by you to General Hobson had to return from Williamsburg, in consequence of the rebels advancing on that place, 300 of them having