War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0779 Chapter XXXV. MORGAN'S OHIO RAID.

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have a good force at Marietta, and at Parkersburg militia force under command of Colonel Runkle. I doubt not we will take his entire command.

DAVID TOD,

Governor.

CINCINNATI, July 19, 1863.

General WILLCOX, Detroit, Mich.:

Will answer your dispatches in reference to Michigan troops as soon as the Morgan affair is over. Our people have overtaken him at Buffington Island, and hope to cripple him if we don't capture him.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

PARKERSBURG, July 19, 1863.

General BURNSIDE:

I have the boats ready, and the troops are moving in from camp. I shall use every means in my power to get down in time.

WM. WALLACE,

Colonel Fifteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

CINCINNATI, July 19, 1863.

Colonel WALLACE, Parkersburg:

Move with your own force only, and leave Conine where he is. Lose no time; the crossing must be stopped.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

PARKERSBURG, July 19, 1863.

(Received 4.10 p. m.)

General BURNSIDE:

News just in that the gunboats prevented Morgan crossing 18 miles below here. This was seen by the shout himself. The boats are loaded and ready to start.

WM. WALLANCE,

Colonel Fifteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

CINCINNATI, July 19, 1863.

Colonel WALLACE, Parkersburg:

Send notice at once to forces and gunboats below. Tell them Morgan has, no doubt, turned back. Tell Conine to send the same notice.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

ATHENS, July 20, 1863.

General BURNSIDE:

I have 550 well-armed and well-organized militia forces. One 6-pounder, with 40 rounds, managed by a squad of 20 men, co-operating with the military committee. We have scouts out. The principal