War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0804 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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SALINEVILLE, July 26, 1863.

Major-General BROOKS:

SIR: Some of the scouts that were out have brought in 2 rebel prisoners-one first lieutenant, William H. Tindall, and Private Alexander Hughes. Our cavalry that have been feeling them attacked them out here, in the rear, about an hour ago; the rebels had scattered in retreat, when my scouts picked up two of the. They say General Morgan is along. Their force, about 600 or 700, very much disheartened, have scattered in all directions, but will meet somewhere back, they say about Summitville. What direction they will go cannot say, but will inform you when I learn which way they are going.

THOS. F. GALLANGHER,

Colonel.

SALINEVILLE, July [26], 1863.

Major-General BROOKS:

Our cavalry that attacked them was the Ninth Michigan; captured and just now brought in 76 men and horses. i have them in charge, and await your orders. The lieutenant who brought them in says they have gone in the direction of Mechanicstown, and cavalry in pursuit; and have captured 150 to 180 more, and are on their way here. My infantry companies are searching the woods, and are picking up stragglers.

GALLAGHER.

WELLSVILLE, OHIO, July 26, 1863.

Captain OLIVER, Alliance:

Stop all men that are under way toward Alliance. Morgan is moving down West Fork of Beaver. Let the men at Salem and Columbiana remains as they are.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Major-General.

WELLSVILLE, OHIO, July 26, 1863.

Captain OLIVER, Alliance:

Send word to New Lisbon, as soon as possible, for every man to turn out to meet Morgan's forces coming in by Salinevile and Steubenville roads.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Major-General.

SALINEVILLE, July 26, 1863.

Major-General BROOKS:

Morgan's forces have divided and taken different roads. Captain [H. M.] Rice, of my command has just come in with 55 more prisoners. I want some of the captured horses for my command.

W. B. WAY.