War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0140 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

Cincinnati, Ohio, March 13, 1863.

Brigadier General JULIUS WHITE,

Louisa, Ky., via Portsmouth, Ohio:

General Scammony, commanding at Charleston, W. Va., telegraphs that he expects a raid from the enemy, but is not certain of its direction. Keep on the alert. Communicate with General Scammony and the force at Ceredo, with view to mutual co-operation, and keep out scouts on your left, and also in front, upon the Pound Gap route. Don't spare money in this service; it can't be better expended.

H. G. WRIGTH,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY,

Lexington, Ky., March 13, 1863.

Major General HORATION G. WRIGHT,

Commanding Department of the Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio:

GENERAL: I have the honor to state that Colonel Wolford's dispatches do not corroborate Colonel Wilson's statement that the court in London had been broken up by rebels. The court was in session on the 11th instant. There is no later news of importance from that section.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Numbers 118.

Washington, March 13, 1863.

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IV. Major General E. O. C. Ord, U. S. Volunteers, and Brigadier General A. Schoepf, U. S. Volunteers, are relieved from duty on the military commission convinced by Special Orders, Numbers 356, series 1862, from Headquarters of the Army. Major-General Ord will repaired to Carlisle, pa., and report by letter to the Adjutant-General Ord will repair to Carlisle, Pa., and report by letter to the Adjutant-General of the Army. Brigadier General A. Schoepf will report for duty to Major-General Rosecrans, commanding Department of the Cumberland.

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By command of Major-General Halleck:

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

MURFREESBOROUGH, TENN.,

March 14, 1863-2 p. m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

We have an intelligent information from Vicksburg, via Mobile, who says they will fight for, but expect to leave, Vicksburg, and hold Port Hudson. Pemberton is there. Will re-enforce Bragg from Mississippi, if they can. They value Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and Mobile. Can't get the work done which they desire. Expect arms and ammunition from England soon. They have no fears of Charleston or Savannah. Have over 30,000 cavalry on our front, and intend to operate on our