War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0803 Chapter XXXV. MORGAN'S OHIO RAID.

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BELLAIRE, July 25, 1863.

General BURNSIDE:

Morgan reported to be in 20 miles of Bridgeport. I am ordered up the river by General Brooks.

RUE,

Major.

WHEELING, July 25, 1863.

Major-General BROOKS:

Captain [John] Carlin's men, with two guns, were sent to Captina on a boat with over 150 sharpshooters last night. Will return to-night and be at once detailed according to your instructions. I have sufficient force between and Captina to prevent Morgan crossing, if he attempts. In connection with General Wheat, I have sufficient force at this point not only to prevent him from crossing, but to capture his force.

W. C. THORPE,

Captain Thirteenth U. S. Infantry, Commanding.

WHEELING, July 25, 1863.

Major-General BROOKS:

Morgan is reported to have passed Harrisville about 4 o'clock this morning. It is said he captured some 10 of Sharkley's scouts. He will try crossing between here and Steubenville.

W. C. THORPE,

Captain Thirteenth U. S. Infantry.

STEUVENVILLE, OHIO, July 25, 1863.

Major WAY, Mingo:

Send up as much cavalry as you can to Alexandria Stantion

up the Cross Creek Valley. Morgan in thought to be approaching that point.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Major-General.

STEUVENVILLE, July 25, 1863.

Brigadier-General WHEAT, Bridgeport:

You can draw in your pickets on the different roads, and take your command oven to Wheeling. Be ready to move, however, at a moment's notice.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Major-General.

SALINEVILLE, July 26, 1863.

Major-General BROOKS:

My regiment arrived here at 6 o'clock this morning and the rebels are outside of the town about 2 miles, on the Monroe road. I have the regiment placed to receive them when they arrive; have mounted scouts to follow if they should retreat, so I can inform you.

THOS. F. GALLAGHER,

Colonel.