War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0778 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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SCOTT'S LANDING, July 19, 1863.

General BURNSIDE:

Cutler, vice-president of the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad, reports morgan passing through Chester on his way to Long Bottom, at 5 o'clock last evening. Morgan is moving in two columns, or was yesterday.

BEN. P. RUNKLE,

Colonel, Commanding.

SCOTT'S LANDING, July 19, 1863.

General BURNSIDE:

Fighting at Buffington confirmed; cannot hear the result. Rebels may try to cross at Cutler's Ford, at lower end of Vienna Island, which is in fine condition for crossing. I have 300 men fortifying the ford, and they shall not cross there. They may try to cross the Muskingum, if driven from the Ohio. I will do my best to prevent it.

BEN. P. RUNKLE,

Colonel, Commanding.

SCOTT'S LANDING, July 19, 1863.

General AMBROSE E. BURNSIDE:

Morgan reported at Buffington. he is now moving up the river. It is supposed he will cross at Ice Creek or Lee. Firing heard since he left Buffington. Hobson supposed to be up with him.

BEN. PL. RUNKLE,

Colonel, Commanding.

SCOTT'S LANDING, July 19, 1863.

General BURNSIDE:

Morgan was 4 miles below Hockingport when last heard from, near Rod's Mills. He has twice tried to cross the river, but had been repulsed. He may come on this way.

BEN. P. RUNKLE,

Colonel, Commanding.

JULY 19, 1863.

Governor TOD, Columbus:

A dispatch from General Shackelford says they have just ended a severe engagement with the enemy. Have taken about 1,000 prisoners, all their guns, and routed the whole command. Colonels Dick [R. C.] Morgan, [W. W.] Ward, and [J. Warren] Grigsby are prisoners. Our officers and men without exception behaved with great gallantry. No killed or wounded on our side. We look for further news during the night, and will send it to you.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

COLUMBUS, OHIO, July 19, 1863.

(Received 9.30 p. m.)

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Morgan struck the river at Buffington Island, and was there repulsed. Proceeded up the river. Has twice tried to cross, without success. We