War of the Rebellion: Serial 035 Page 0182 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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Mount Sterling. Cluke is aiming to cross the Kentucky River. I can arrest the united force if he does, but may not each him, as they are all mounted. Dispatch just received from Carter estimates the enemy at 5,000. I still think there is not over 3,500.

Yours,

GILLMORE.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

March 27, 1863.

General BOYLE, Louisville, Ky.:

General Gillmore will cross the river at Hickman Bridge to-morrow morning and attack the enemy. Please use your forces to co-operate with him to the best of your ability, especially those at Lebanon. There is no reason why we should not capture or disperse the enemy's force. [O. M.] Poe's brigade can be sent to Bardstown by railroad at once, and cars retained there to move back to Lebanon if you wish.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

(Operator will see that this is sent to Colonel Boyle at once, without cipher, and delivered immediately. All the dispatches received to-night are wrong, and cannot be interpreted. The operators must be asleep.)

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

No. 29.

Cincinnati, Ohio, March 27, 1863.

Colonel Anson Stager, additional aide-de-camp, general superintendent of military telegraphs, will appoint such officers as may be necessary at these headquarters and at the various stations, and all requisitions for new lines and other matters connected with his department will be made on him through these headquarters.

By command of Major-General Burnside:

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO,

No. 109.

Cincinnati, Ohio, March 27, 1863.

I. Colonel Christ, commanding brigade, Ninth Army Corps, will proceed with his command to Lexington, reporting to General Gillmore. The Twenty-ninth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, Colonel Pierce, will be left in its present position till relieved from this point.

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By order of Major-General Burnside:

W. P. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MURFREESBOROUGH, TENN., March 28, 1863-9.30 p.m.

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief, Washington, D. C.:

Can and will you send me a few companies of regular artillery, to man the artillery in the works at Nashville and this place, where we are making strong batteries? It is very important to have skilled men here.

W. S. ROSECRANS.