War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0791 Chapter XXXV. MORGAN'S OHIO RAID.

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CINCINNATI, July 22, 1863.

Governor TOD, Columbus:

Latest reports put Morgan on road from Nelsonville to Athens,d going south, and having again turned; everybody in that vicinity is ordered to harass and check him, and we think he will soon be overhauled again. The committee from colored people visiting you are reliable men.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General.

CINCINNATI, July 22, 1863.

Governor TOD, Columbus:

At 4 o'clock remnant of Morgan's force was near Millerstown, 16 miles north of Athens. Your move of troops down from Zanesville is entirely in accordance with our desires,d and accords with the movements of troops from below. Shackelford was after him, and four hours behind.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General.

(Copy to General Mason.)

CINCINNATI, OHIO, July 22, 1863.

Colonel W. WALLACE, Parkersburg:

Keep the boats and your troops in readiness to move up the river at the shortest notice. Will give father orders as soon as we have definite information of direction of Morgan's movements. Report anything reliable you get.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CINCINNATI, July 22, 1863.

NOAH L. WILSON, Chillicothe:

Reports from Runkle state that Morgan passed New Plymouth at 9 a. m., on the road to Nelsonville. If this is so, your information must be incorrect. If Captain Stewart's command has not yet arrived, please try to have the report investigated immediately.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General.

CINCINNATI, July 22, 1863.

NOAH L. WILSON, Chillicothe:

We are communicating whit our forces near Hamden by courier. I want the engine sent out with men to repair the lines, so we can communicate direct with Athens. Our forces are supposed to be near Haden, in pursuit. I had already warned Runkle, before the lines were cut, of the approach of the enemy.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

CINCINNATI, OHIO, [July] 22, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel O. L. SPAULDING, Hamden:

Communicate with Mr. Greene, of military command [committee], Athens, and if the information is definite that Morgan is east of the