War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0764 KY., MID. AND. E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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sponded to the call is fully appreciated,a nd the commander-in-chief avails himself of this opportunity to return to them his profound thanks therefor.

DAVID TOD,

Governor.

CINCINNATI, July 16 [17?], 1863.

Commodore PENNOCK, Cairo:

I will not need the gunboats asked for yesterday.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

POMEROY, July 17, 1863.

General BURNSIDE:

Morgan is at Berlin, in Jackson County. He is probably making for this place, or the ford below Buffington Island. Fitch's boat is here. There are about 200 Home Guards here, poorly armed. The roads leading here are blockaded with trees for 15 miles out. Can hear nothing definite from Judah or Hobson.

W. P. ANDERSON, Aide.

CINCINNATI, July 17, 1863.

Commanding Officer Dispatch-boat at Maysville, Ky.:

You will carry the following information to General Manson and Commander Fitch, and send copies, if possible, by couriers, to Generals Hobson and Judah:

Instruct gunboats to keep sharp lookout at Portsmouth and other places where steamboats are lying, to prevent capture.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

JULY 17, 1863.

HAMILTON GRAY, Maysville:

Have all your available forces out at once and prevent a crossing, until the gunboats and troops get up. They will be up soon.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

PIKETON, July 17, 1863.-9.30 a. m.

General BURNSIDE:

I command the advance of General Hobson. Have just arrived with 400 men. General Hobson is on the road between Piketon and Locust Grove, about six hours behind, with his main force. I shall move in twenty minutes toward Jackson, where Morgan is now reported to be.

AUGUST V. KAUTZ.

CINCINNATI, July 17, 1863.

Colonel AUGUST V. KAUTZ,

Commanding Advance Guard, Piketon:

Colonel Runkle, with 2,000 or 3,000 militia, is at Berlin, about 6 miles northwest of Jackson, and General Judah, with cavalry and artillery, is between Gallipolis and Jackson. Leave messenger for Colonel Runkle to hurry up.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.