War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0013 Chapter XXXV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY, Lexington, Ky., January 25, 1863.

Colonel SAMUEL A. GILBERT,

Commanding First Brigade, Army of Central Kentucky:

The brigadier-general commanding directs me to say that, in the organization of the forces of this district into brigades, your present command will be styled the First Brigade, Army of Central Kentucky, and will be unaltered in its composition, and will compose all the forces now under your command.

You will make your headquarters at Frankfort, Ky.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. L. M. BURGER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY, Lexington, Ky., January 25, 1863.

Colonel BENJAMIN P. RUNKLE,

Commanding Second Brigade, Army of Central Kentucky:

The brigadier-general commanding directs me to say that, in the organization of the forces of this district into brigades, your command will be styled the Second Brigade, Army of Central Kentucky, and will be composed as follows, viz: First, the Forty-fifth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry; second, the Seventh Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry; third, the Tenth Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry, and, fourth, six mountain howitzers, to be manned by an infantry detail, now at Nicholasville, and left by Brigadier General A. Baird.

You will be stationed for the present at Danville and vicinity, with the cavalry stationed as far as Harrodsburg, if you deem it expedient.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. L. M. BURGER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY, Lexington, Ky., January 25, 1863.

Colonel C. C. DOOLITTLE,

Commanding Third Brigade, Army of Central Kentucky:

The brigadier-general commanding directs me to say that, in the organization of the forces of this district into brigades, your command will be styled the Third Brigade, Army of Central Kentucky, and will be composed as follows: First, the Eighteenth Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry; second, the Twenty-second Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry; third, the One hundred and Twelfth Illinois Volunteer Infantry; fourth, the Second Independent Battalion Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, with six mountain howitzers, viz, the two now belonging to the battalion and the four recently attached to the Eighteenth Ohio Battery, to be under the command of Lieutenant J. S. Law, of the battalion, and, fifth, the two 12-pounder field howitzers under the command of Lieutenant A. J. Freich.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. L. M. BURGER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.